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Afghanistan

Who Wants the Peace of the Graveyard?

MJ Akbar

The Afghan War is over ideology, not geography

Farewell Kabul, We Hardly Knew Ye

America has squandered $2 trillion and thousands of lives trying to rebuild Afghanistan. Yet it never seemed to understand it

A Note-Taker’s Afghan Moments

Close encounters from the Soviet occupation to the rise of the Taliban

Afghanistan: Left to God

And a mood of understandable triumphalism in the Taliban

The Sense of an Ending

The optics of America’s pullout from an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

The Passion of Manzoor Pashteen

The 25-year-old Pashtun tribal leader is charismatic and defiant, much to the anguish of the powerful Pakistani army

City of Contrasts

Creating Kabul from the constellation of powerful stories it holds within

The Backstory of our Anxieties

We are still living in the changes authored by the years 1979 and 1989

Kandahar 1999: Story of a Hijacking

The first-person narrative recalls the drama that kept India awake for seven fateful nights

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