• Published on 19 Jun 2013 Sections Afghanistan, Middle East, World

    Taliban attacks will continue despite Afghan talks

    Tuesday’s attack on the US airbase Bagram, which killed four American troops, conforms to what Taliban spokesmen said would happen, announcing their ‘spring offensive’ back in April.

  • Published on 3 Jun 2013 Sections Afghanistan, Politics

    What turns young men to terrorism?

    After two fatal terrorist attacks in the space of two months, it is time to ask how we can stop thousands of potentially angry young men from being turned to terrorism.

  • Published on 10 Sep 2011 Sections United States

    Presidents united in memory of passengers on downed plane

    There are so many poignant images competing for attention this weekend. One came from Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where two former Presidents -Bush and Clinton- joined Vice President Biden to commemorate the passengers of United Flight 93.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2011

    Too late to put the radical genie back in the bottle?

    The killing in Pakistan of the Governor of Punjab by his own bodyguard on Tuesday, marks a devastating new high water mark both inside and outside that country, blogs Jon Snow.

  • Published on 18 Nov 2010

    Paying 'terror suspects' millions

    Jon Snow asks questions about the treatment of terror suspects by both the British and American Governments as a Guantanamo Bay detainee is found not guilty on 284 out of 285 charges.

  • Published on 30 Oct 2010 Sections World, Yemen

    It seems al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has just pulled off a spectacular coup and scared us all ahead of Halloween, writes Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman.

  • Published on 3 Sep 2010 Sections Afghanistan, World

    The suicide bombing in Tajikistan has wider implications for the volatile, repressed and impoverished region of Central Asia, writes Nick Paton Walsh.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2010

    Calling time on the war on terror?

    Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow asks whether the ‘war on terror’ is still being fought and whether the rules have changed.

  • Published on 12 Aug 2009 Sections Afghanistan, World

    Colonel Greville Bibby, ever the pukka officer, was trying to impress the deputy governor. They were sitting on red cushions in an empty building the military had commandeered. Chah-e-Anjir was under Taleban control until a few weeks ago, and they were there, along with the British ambassador, Mark Sedwell, to reassure the population that the…

  • Published on 11 Aug 2009 Sections Afghanistan, World

    The police chief sat on his swivel chair beneath a gold framed photograph of President Karzai, the national flag on one side and a giant plastic plant with red flowers the size of dinner plates on the other. “We have eradicated corruption in our police force!” said Colonel Asadullah Shirzaid, a small smile creeping across…

  • Published on 1 Aug 2009 Sections Afghanistan, World

    Heat. It’s not something, that, if you live in Bangkok, you thought you would still be susceptible to. Bangkok’s sticky, like a constant reminder of how hectic and dense the city is – it’s brimming humanity. But out here, in Jalalabad, where we are en route to Kunar, near Afghanistan’s north-eastern border with Pakistan, the…

  • Published on 28 Jul 2009 Sections Afghanistan

    Do we know why we're in Afghanistan?

    Does anyone out there understand why we are in Afghanistan under arms? Is this the least understood, least cared about conflict involving British troops dying under fire since, well, Northern Ireland? That’s not fair, people did understand Northern Ireland. They didn’t like bombs exploding in British mainland cities.