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Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?
August 24, 2021

Afghan Lives Matter: What Price Would Afghans Have to Pay for Peace?

By Ritu Mahendru
“They have handed our country the way you hand over a book or a bottle of water... We were happy for the war to end, but we didn’t expect the end to be like this.”
Can America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Help Its China Strategy?
August 24, 2021

Can America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Help Its China Strategy?

By Dingding Chen and You Wang
Despite the intention to refocus U.S. energy and attention on the Asia-Pacific, difficult questions remain as to the benefits for U.S. China policy.

In Biden’s ‘America First’ Lite, Allies and Partners Come Second
August 23, 2021

In Biden’s ‘America First’ Lite, Allies and Partners Come Second

By William Choong
After the fall of Kabul, there will be an element of doubt surrounding U.S. commitments in the Indo-Pacific.

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?
August 23, 2021

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Violent Extremism in Indonesia?

By Cameron Sumpter
The impact of Taliban rule on the country's security situation is unclear, but is likely to be less marked than in the 1980s and 1990s.

What Washington’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Means for Southeast Asia
August 20, 2021

What Washington’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Means for Southeast Asia

By John Harley Breen
The haphazard withdrawal will likely reinforce long-standing queries about the strength of U.S. commitments in the region.
Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific
August 18, 2021

Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific

By Denny Roy
While the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan will have many negative consequences, it will not by itself cause the end of U.S. strategic pre-eminence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Afghanistan and the Real Vietnam Analogy
August 18, 2021

Afghanistan and the Real Vietnam Analogy

By Andrew Gawthorpe
The war in Vietnam showed the abject failure of nation-building – and the imperial logic behind such efforts. But the U.S. repeated its mistake in Afghanistan.
China Blames US for Chaos in Afghanistan But Offers Cooperation Toward Stability
August 18, 2021

China Blames US for Chaos in Afghanistan But Offers Cooperation Toward Stability

By Associated Press
Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his U.S. counterpart that China is willing to help promote the soft landing of the Afghan issue” and avoid “humanitarian disaster.”

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for Taiwan
August 17, 2021

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

By Vincent Chao
Afghanistan and Taiwan have few parallels, but Taipei can still draw some important lessons from the tragic fall of Kabul.

Taliban’s Return Has Afghan Women Living in Fear
August 17, 2021

Taliban’s Return Has Afghan Women Living in Fear

By Allia Bukhari
For Afghan women, the threat from the Taliban is very real.

The Taliban: China’s Deal With the Devil in Afghanistan
August 17, 2021

The Taliban: China’s Deal With the Devil in Afghanistan

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Taliban’s promises cannot be trusted. China knows this, but it has few good options.
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