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MJ Akbar

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The Remains of the War

They tell a depressing story about the moral emptiness of power

Hazaras, the Most Unloved, Marginalised People of Afghanistan

Those who have fled the Taliban regime recall the trauma of exclusion, disclose worst fears for those left behind

Chaos in Kabul

While the termination of a “forever war” was necessary, it should have been preceded by a conscious policy of empowering the Ashraf Ghani government and the Afghan National Army

The Quiet Unamerican

Biden’s Out-of-Afghanistan is a crime against civilisation

The Temptations of History

Afghanistan was never a viable nation-state and is unlikely to be one in future. The roots of the Afghan chaos are to be found in the country’s divisions

Return to Tora Bora

The crescent over Kabul today clarifies how America, on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, diminished the idea of freedom

The End of Pax Americana

The US has grievously hurt its international credibility with a self-inflicted defeat and humiliation in Afghanistan. Its enemies can only be celebrating. The security and humanitarian disaster that the Biden administration has unleashed in Afghanistan will likely unravel whatever is left of American primacy

Afghanistan Fatigue

The US took four presidents, thousands of lives, a trillion dollars and 20 years to replace the Taliban with the Taliban


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