In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.
The Escape Artist
In 2008, an Afghan interpreter saved Matt Zeller’s life. Now he wants to return the favor.
The Taliban’s Sharia Is the Most Brutal of All
The Afghan government is imposing punishments that have no comparison elsewhere in the Islamic world.
It’s Not Too Late to Save America’s Afghan Allies
Here are three steps the Biden administration can take today.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul: ‘Engagement Has to Continue’ With Taliban Government
Mansoor Ahmad Khan tells FP that Afghanistan is more stable now, and he denies any Pakistani support for the militant group.
School’s Out in the Taliban’s Afghanistan
The Taliban say modern education is of no use as the country heads toward economic meltdown and starvation.
Qatari Diplomat: ‘There’s a Serious Need for Engagement’ With the Taliban
Qatar’s assistant foreign minister discussed the Taliban, the need for a clear road map, and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.
Afghanistan’s Economic Freefall
Without urgent assistance, nearly the entire country could sink into poverty, the United Nations Development Program warns.
Don’t Arm the Afghan Resistance
Supporting anti-Taliban fighters will spark a return to civil war, antagonize Pakistan, and draw the United States back into a conflict it sought to put behind it.
Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate
Even if the Taliban wanted to serve as a safe haven, there’s no reason to think terrorists would want to take up the offer.
The U.S. Military Needs to Learn How to Train Auxiliary Armies
The Afghan army’s collapse shows American forces are using the wrong approach.
Those Left Behind in Afghanistan
A month after the U.S. withdrawal, Afghans who worked for the U.S. war effort are in hiding. Few see a way out.
U.S. Military Concedes It’s Unready to Fight Terrorism From ‘Over the Horizon’
Centcom will be flying blind for years in Afghanistan—and likely missing terrorists while killing innocents, experts say.
Will Afghan Refugees Stranded in Southeast Asia Be Resettled?
After the fall of Kabul, some countries are opening their doors. Afghans who have been stuck in Malaysia and Indonesia for years are hoping that they will not be forgotten.
Afghanistan Is No Treasure Trove for China
The country’s mineral wealth remains largely theoretical.
Pentagon Leaders Contradict Biden Over Troops in Afghanistan
Lawmakers raked Gen. Milley, Gen. McKenzie, and Defense Secretary Austin over the coals for the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan.
America Isn’t Ready to Fight the Islamic State in Afghanistan
The jihadi group’s continued rise has left the United States with only bad options.
Afghan Resistance Mulls Formation of Government in Exile
Fighters, politicians, and generals will try to ape the Taliban’s playbook while the extremists sleepwalk into civil war.
NATO Chief on Afghan Legacy: ‘Have To Ask Some Difficult Questions’
Jens Stoltenberg weighs in on AUKUS, Zapad, and the fate of Afghanistan after 20 years of bitter toil.