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withdrawal

The Remains of the War

S Prasannarajan

They tell a depressing story about the moral emptiness of power

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

Who’s fair game under the Taliban?

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

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

The Sense of an Ending

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

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