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As US troops are flown out of Afghanistan, the graveyard of great empires is now once again at the center of a battle for Eurasia

In early July, American and coalition forces left Bagram Airfield, once Washington’s largest base of operations in Afghanistan. Already at 90% completion, the withdrawal is expected to be concluded by August 31, 2021, ahead of President Joe Biden’s initial September 11 deadline. Meanwhile, Taliban forces are advancing, recapturing and, crucially, …

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Exposure of elite UK troops stationed at Saudi-occupied torture facility in Yemen offers rare peek into the secret dirty war there

UK military personnel have reportedly since the start of 2021 been based at Al-Ghaydah airport in al-Mahrah, Yemen’s far eastern governorate. It’s the same site at which Human Rights Watch alleged last year that Saudi forces maintain an informal detention facility, where individuals protesting the presence of foreign troops in …

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