The Myth of a Sustainable Stalemate in Afghanistan
By Gil Barndollar
Biden's choice was indeed between withdrawal and escalation. There never was a sustainable stalemate that could have been maintained.
‘Welcome Home’: Evacuation Flight Brings 200 Afghans to US
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Lee
Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the roughly 700 applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas.
Biden Says U.S. War in Afghanistan Will End August 31
By Zeke Miller and Aamer Madhani
Biden said he didn't trust the Taliban but trusted the capacity of the Afghan military to defend the government.
Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges
By Catherine Putz
"No one wants to say that we should be in Afghanistan forever. But they insist that now is not the right moment to leave,” Biden rebuffs critics, charting a U.S. exit from its longest war.
The US Must Help Afghans Who Helped It
By James Schwemlein and Earl Anthony Wayne
While working for a sustainable peace, the U.S. must also recognize that withdrawing from Afghanistan should not mean abandoning the many Afghans who supported its mission.
Even as Peace Talks Resume, Killing Soars in Afghanistan
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
After a month-long hiatus, the Taliban and Afghan government are talking again. Will it make a difference for Afghans?
President Biden’s Afghanistan Challenge
By Daud Khattak
The fate of the U.S.-Taliban deal hangs in the balance, while the peace process stalls. What will the Biden administration ultimately do about Afghanistan?
Latest Phase of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Off to Slow Start
By Catherine Putz
Agreeing on an agenda will prove a difficult task, with the Afghan government prioritizing a ceasefire and the Taliban a political arrangement.
Counterterrorism or Counterinsurgency? Biden’s Coming Afghanistan Dilemma
By Carlo J.V. Caro
History bears witness to the challenges both strategies face in Afghanistan.
What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?
By Umair Jamal
While it is likely that Pakistan will see some relief come January, the United States’ policy toward that country will also be shaped by its relations with China and India.
How the Trump Administration Set Afghanistan Up to Fail
By Sohrab Azad
The Trump administration has left Biden few options in Afghanistan, and the Taliban aren’t going anywhere.