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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say

Russia Recruiting US-trained Afghan Commandos, Vets Say

By Bernard Condon
"We didn't get these individuals out as we promised, and now it's coming home to roost," said Michael Mulroy, a retired CIA officer who served in Afghanistan.
Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby

Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting Their Baby

By Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Claire Galofaro
The baby had been pulled from the rubble after her parents and five siblings were killed during a U.S. military raid. That was only the beginning of her ordeal.

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge

Security, System Issues, and a Flood of Refugees Make Getting Afghan Allies to Safety a Challenge

By Richard L. Benkin
The process, always slow and cumbersome, is now overwhelmed. Even as cases move through the system, safety remains a grave concern for Afghans forced to wait.

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan 

By Catherine Putz
As Kabul fell in 2021, journalist Andrew Quilty returned to the city to chronicle history.

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

By Hameed Hakimi and Mark Bowden
If Western governments and humanitarian actors abandon Afghans now, we will be condemning a whole nation to a grinding cycle of brutal poverty with unpredictable long-term consequences.
Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts

Donors Fall Short on Afghan Aid Pledges Amid Widening International Rifts

By Catherine Putz
Divergences in approaches to Afghanistan map onto wider divergences between the United States and its allies and China, Russia, and their partners.

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE

US Diplomat Apologizes to Thousands of Afghans Stuck in UAE

By Jon Gambrell
Around 12,000 Afghans remain stuck in Abu Dhabi. They represent a cross-section of those who fled the Taliban's lightning advance in August, from journalists to judges to soldiers.
Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

Biden Aims to Split Frozen Funds for Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

By Aamer Madhani and Kathy Gannon
9/11 victims have ongoing legal claims on the $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. banking system; courts will have to decide if the executive order issued by Biden can be facilitated.

How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly

How to Deliver Aid to Afghanistan, Responsibly

By Catherine Putz
In its latest quarterly report, SIGAR suggests 10 best practices for donors and agencies seeking to aid Afghans in a desperate time.

Taliban Hold First Talks in Europe Since Afghan Takeover

Taliban Hold First Talks in Europe Since Afghan Takeover

By David Keyton
The talks with European and U.S. representatives are expected to cover everything from education to humanitarian aid to greater inclusivity.

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over

By Ben Acheson
Ghor can be viewed as a microcosm of the layered complexity of Afghanistan.
SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
In a classified January 2021 report, SIGAR warned that the Afghan air forces were unsustainable without continued U.S. support. The newly declassified report explains why.

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