Category: Opinions and Debates

Afghan war is unwinnable

By Gwynne Dyer The Japan Times, Oct. 13, 2008 The main purpose of British generals, it sometimes seems, is to say aloud the things that American generals (and British diplomats) think privately but dare not say in public. Things like:…

The Canadian Election and the War in Afghanistan

by Michael Skinner Conservative Party leader, Stephen Harper, attempted to remove questions about Canada’s role in Afghanistan from debate during the election campaign by announcing the combat role of the Canadian Forces will end, in 2011, if he is re-elected…

Talking with the Taliban

Click here for part 2 of this Al Jazeera Inside Story report on the beginnings of peace negotiations in Afghanistan. Negotiated peace takes tentative step Former Taliban envoy describes meeting on Afghanistan as an ‘icebreaker’ Peter Goodspeed, National Post Published:…

Canada’s $7 billion war

Canada’s seven billion dollar war: The cost of Canadian forces operations in Afghanistan International Journal, Summer 2008 by David Perry In March 2008, parliament voted to extend Canadian military operations in Afghanistan through 2011. By July of that year, roughly…

Peace and Democracy for Afghanistan

by John W. Warnock Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Republished with permission. On September 12, 2001, the government of Jean Chrétien pledged Canada’s full support to any action by the U.S. government to confront the al-Qaeda organization and the Taliban…