Who are the Taliban?

In 1989, after the Soviet troops left, a civil war broke out in the southwest and Pakistani border areas, with U.S. assistance. They promised to fight corruption and improve security while also practicing a radical Islam. Following the 9/11 attacks, US-led forces drove the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan. These days, the group is […]

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Once on this mountain: Ms Amelia and Mr Jonathan

As our academic year progresses, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures. Where are you coming from, and where are you right now? Ms Amelia and Mr Jonathan: We are from Los Angeles, United States, where both of us were born […]

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