Society, Culture, and Security

The Afghan Diaspora’s Double Dilemma: Mass Migration, Forced Repatriation

Afghan Mass Migration In recent years, Afghanistan has been a focal point of global attention due to the magnitude of its humanitarian crisis after the NATO withdrawal and Taliban takeover in 2021. Decades of persistent insurgency have resulted in widespread insecurity, creating a chaotic environment for individuals and families. The violence from such armed conflict has led Read More…

Justin Dell Society, Culture, and Security

Special Report: What Is to Be Done?

In this special report, NAOC Senior Editor Justin Dell argues that the Allied withdrawal from Afghanistan does not just constitute another military defeat for the West, but portends an existential crisis for Western civilization. If the leaders of the states that comprise NATO want to preserve the global order they inherited after 1945, and again after 1991, they need to get serious about their self-narrative in the 21st century.

Arash Toupchinejad Society, Culture, and Security

The Foreign and Domestic Perceptions of the Allied Presence in Afghanistan

The final departure of American troops from Afghanistan is set for September. This plan of withdrawal dates from the Trump Administration, which signed the bilateral Doha Agreement with the Taliban. It authorized the withdrawal of US and NATO forces if the Taliban agreed to prevent other terrorist groups from using Afghan soil. Although the Taliban has Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

“The Dogs Are Eating Them Now”: An Account of the Heartbreaking Futility of the Canadian War in Afghanistan

Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Nabil Bhatia

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Pakistan’s Latest Response to the Jihadist Threat

In response to a months-long string of terrorist attacks, the Pakistani government recently announced its new counter-terrorism strategy, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the operation, highlights its successes as well as possible areas of improvement.

Farah Bogani Operations

When Terrorism Begets Terrorism: Could Terrorists Benefit from Increasing Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

How has the recent spate of terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan increased tensions between the two countries to the benefit of terrorists? Farah Bogani explores