Hanging in the balance – Afghanistan’s women in fear as the country enters a new political era

Wandering the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan in the 1960’s, one could have passed by women wearing miniskirts, walking alongside their male friends on their way to their university classes. Much has happened since then. The country has been in a state of conflict for nearly 40 years, and after the

To The Frontline and Beyond. Portraits of Swedish War Correspondents

PART 2: Terese Cristiansson In a new interview series, The Perspective sat down with four Swedish foreign correspondents to discuss the contrasting realities of peace and conflict, and their own thoughts on the clashes they cover. Part 1 (Johan-Mathias Sommarström) was published in The Perspective Magazine Issue 1/2021, while Part

How Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize – and Lost the Trust of His People

About one year ago Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, travelled to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize 2019. The committee honoured him with the award “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with