fall of Kabul
March 10, 2023
An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation
By Philip Smucker
Journalist Torpekai Amarkhel was among dozens of asylum seekers who died when their boat capsized near Italy. Her story encapsulates how the world has failed the Afghan people.
June 07, 2022
SIGAR Report: Ghani Probably Didn’t Flee With Millions
By Catherine Putz
One of the more damning reports as the Afghan government collapsed was that President Ghani fled with a helicopter stuffed with cash. That was unlikely.
February 01, 2022
Does the World Need to Recognize the Taliban?
By Maryam Jami
Can the international community continue to recognize Afghanistan without recognizing the Taliban?
October 05, 2021
The Indians Still Stranded in Afghanistan
By Ritu Mahendru
At least 100 Indians are waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan, with New Delhi offering little help or information.
September 30, 2021
Why Are Some Pakistanis Celebrating the Taliban Takeover?
By Khurram Abbas and Zahid Shahab Ahmed
Three different segments of Pakistan's socio-political fabric are happy to see the Taliban retake power in Afghanistan – each for a different reason.
September 21, 2021
What AUKUS and Afghanistan Tell Us About the US Asia Strategy
By Arash Reisinezhad
Put together, these two seemingly unrelated developments signal a new U.S. strategy in the competition with China.
September 14, 2021
Backing the Wrong Horses: American Blowback From Vietnam to Afghanistan
By Rizal Ramli
Washington has repeatedly intervened in other nations, with ostensibly good intentions. Yet it has achieved none of its purported foreign policy goals.
September 11, 2021
Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia
By Youk Chhang
There have been many references to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam as an important historical analogy for today’s Afghanistan. A better analogy is Cambodia.
September 02, 2021
The Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan: Who Is Really to Blame?
By Rajeev Agarwal
The U.S. is far from blameless, but it is not solely responsible for the Taliban's rapid takeover.
August 31, 2021
Containing the Taliban after America’s Defeat
By Mark S. Cogan and Paul D. Scott
Western nations should swiftly move to restrict the space, capability, authority of the new Taliban regime in Kabul.
August 31, 2021
Pakistan-China Relations and the Fall of Afghanistan
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Elizabeth Threlkeld.
August 28, 2021
The Fall of Afghanistan Echoes in Myanmar
By Naw Theresa
The opposing sides of Myanmar’s political crisis are projecting their own fantasies onto the fall of Kabul.
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