Peter Galbraith

Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution & Islamic Republic of Iran Army used many zu-23 in Iran-iraq war.

History of Iraq part III: US-Iraq relations

Global Politics

Until 2003, US policy toward Iraq had been determined by three main strategic goals: ensuring the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf, preventing any regional power from dominating the Gulf, and defending Israel. Jeb Sharp traces how Washington alternately shunned and cultivated Baghdad, and how US policy toward Iraq evolved after 9/11.

View of Grbavica, a neighborhood of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

How wars end part V: Bosnia

Conflict & Justice
Three U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet fighters from strike fighter squadron VFA-83 Rampagers fly in formation over the desert during "Operation Desert Storm" on 3 February 1991.

How wars end part IV: the Gulf War

Conflict & Justice
The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919 painted by William Orpen.

How wars end part III: World War I

Conflict & Justice

Graphic photos of U.S. troops with Afghan bodies published

Global Politics

Former UN official on Afghan election fraud

Peter Galbraith, recently dismissed from UN mission in Afghanistan, accuses Karzai’s government of ‘blatantly stealing an election.’

Graphic Photos Surface of US Troops with Afghan Bodies

The Los Angeles Times has published graphic photos showing U.S. military personnel posing with the dead bodies of Afghan insurgents. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan wasted little time condemning the actions in the pictures, saying in a statement that “the incident depicted in the LA Times’ photographs represents a serious error in judgment by several […]

Taliban Stages Coordinated Attacks on Kabul and Afghan Provinces

Over the weekend, Taliban bombers and attackers launched their spring offensive with a series of coordinated attacks on Afghan government offices in Kabul and across three eastern provinces. Dozens of fighters assaulted NATO bases, embassies, the Afghan parliament and other government buildings with suicide attacks, rockets and gunfire. In all, the attack lasted more than […]

Protests in Afghanistan After Reports of Koran Burning

In Afghanistan this morning more than 1,000 protesters are gathering to protest the burning of Korans and Islamic holy books at the Bagram military base. This has triggered a second day of anti-American demonstrations. Crowds clashed with security forces furious about the way Islamic holy books at the base were destroyed. Ambassador Peter Galbraith is […]

Burhanuddin Rabbani, Leader of Afghan Peace Council, Assassinated

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Tuesday  killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president of Afghanistan and leader of the High Peace Council. Rabbani was in the process of negotiating an end to the war with the Taliban. The  assassination  is a devastating blow to the Afghan peace process, and the future of security in the region. Peter Galbraith, former […]