India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.
U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal
Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals.
As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise
In some Afghan towns, women are fleeing ahead of insurgent takeovers.
A ‘Life and Death Fight’ Against the Taliban in Central Afghanistan
Bamiyan, home to the Taliban-wrecked Buddhas, might be the start of Afghanistan’s pushback against the insurgents.
China and the Taliban Begin Their Romance
Beijing has its eyes set on using Afghanistan as a strategic corridor once U.S. troops are out of the way.
The Taliban Are Breaking Bad
Meth is even more profitable than heroin—and is turbocharging the insurgency.
Central Asia Braces for Fallout of U.S. Pullout From Afghanistan
Since the war began, America has had one lens for Central Asia. What happens now?
Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Will Spark the Next Refugee Crisis
The European allies that fought alongside the United States will face the fallout as thousands of refugees flee the Taliban, giving fodder to far-right parties.
India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side
After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall.
‘It Will Not Be Just a Civil War’
Afghanistan’s foreign minister on what may await his country after the U.S. withdrawal.
Is Biden Haunted by Vietnam? Should He Be?
The president said this withdrawal will be nothing like what happened in 1975, but there are some striking parallels.
The Top Five Debriefing Questions About Afghanistan
How to make sense of Washington’s longest war ever.
U.S. to Prop Up Afghan Air Force
Afghanistan will get an injection of contractor support and planes for its beleaguered Air Force.
If the Taliban Wins the War, Can They Still Lose the Peace?
The United States vowed to destroy the Taliban. Today, they are stronger than ever. But will that last?
With the Militias in Afghanistan
As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban.
Why U.S. Drone Strikes Are at an All-Time Low
The shift comes as the White House seeks to downgrade the threat of global terrorism after 20 years of “forever wars.”