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Zalmay Khalilzad, special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, speaks.

Zalmay Khalilzad: ‘I Will Reflect’ on What U.S. Could Have Done Differently

America’s man in Afghanistan reflects on Trump’s ill-fated peace deal, the pullout, and how everything went wrong.

Afghan men wave a flag above the portrait of late Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Ahmad Massoud: ‘Peace Does Not Mean to Surrender’

The leader of the Afghan anti-Taliban resistance vows to battle in the encircled Panjshir Valley to keep alive his father’s dream.

Ismail Khan, the leader of Herat's militia, gives orders to his forces during a clash with the Taliban inside Herat city, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2.

‘The Taliban Have Not and Will Not Ever Change’

Ismail Khan, fabled warlord and former governor, is back again on the front lines to fend off the Taliban advance.

A woman waits to see a doctor in Afghanistan.

A Taliban Victory Would Be ‘The Return of a Dark Age for Afghanistan’

Shukria Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and former politician, shares her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.

Afghan militia gather with their weapons to support Afghanistan security forces.

‘It Will Not Be Just a Civil War’

Afghanistan’s foreign minister on what may await his country after the U.S. withdrawal.

An election rally for Ebrahim Raisi

Iran’s Election Is Unfree, Unfair, and Preordained

What a new president will mean for Tehran, Washington, and the world.

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, and Chris Murphy lay flowers at a memorial.

Sen. Shaheen: Ukrainian Officials Are “Anxious”

A senior member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nord Stream 2, Belarus, and Biden’s upcoming summit with Putin.

An Afghan boy looks on in a damaged house near the site of an attack in Kabul.

Taliban Map Out Future Vision for Afghanistan

The militant group’s spokesman vows to “continue our war” until Afghanistan has an Islamic government.

Rockets are fired from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, toward Israel on May 10.

What the Latest Fighting Between Israelis and Palestinians Means for Biden

The U.S. president had hoped to avoid getting entangled in the conflict. Then the shooting started.

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at the White House.

‘We Can Turn It Around’

John Kerry on the deep roots of his environmentalism, how he negotiates with the Chinese on climate, and the unshakable momentum of the green marketplace.

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrives for peace talks in Moscow.

Afghan Ambassador: ‘The Ball Is in the Taliban’s Court’

Roya Rahmani says the Taliban have no justification for continuing their war after the departure of international troops.

A Yemeni child with acute malnutrition.

Doctors on the Front Lines of the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

Director Skye Fitzgerald’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Hunger Ward” chronicles Yemeni health care workers as they wrestle with famine and violence.

Microsoft signage is seen in New York on March 13, 2020.

A ‘Crazy Huge’ Hack

Who was behind the largest-ever cyberattack on the United States—and how can the next one be prevented?

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at Riyadh Air Base in Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 27, 2011.

Can Biden Really Shrug Off the Saudis?

David Rundell, a seasoned Saudi hand, talks to Foreign Policy about what’s really at stake with the Biden administration’s reassessment of a decades-old relationship.

Mufaddal Hamaddeh (center) works with a Syrian American Medical Society neonatal intensive care nurse and medical field officer at Ibn Sina Hospital in Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 9.

‘Crimes Against Humanity Were Committed Every Day in Syria’

A Syrian American doctor describes the devastation in Idlib, Syria.

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