US forces

Who’s fair game under the Taliban?

Ullekh NP

While the power elite are safe abroad, common folk of Afghanistan hope against hope that their worst fears don’t come true

Who Wants the Peace of the Graveyard?

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


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