Critics Should Stop Declaring Defeat in Afghanistan
The war is not yet over and its outcome is not yet certain.
‘The 21st-Century Space Race Is On’
Michael Waltz, Congress’s first Green Beret, talks about the new Space Force and America’s budding commercial launch industry.
Americans Can’t Give Up The Cult of War
The endless conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East are ritual, not strategy.
For Afghan Refugee Women, There’s No Escape From Violence
Thousands of women have set off on their own for Turkey, but harassment from Afghan men often follows them to their new country.
U.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq
Officials say it's time to shift diplomatic resources to countering China and Russia.
China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain With Militants
Beijing may be safeguarding its interests with the Taliban.
The Afghan Government Can’t Make Peace With the Taliban on Its Own
Negotiations involving a broad group that represents all of Afghanistan—not just its senior politicians—are the only way to achieve a lasting settlement.
Trump Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for His Disruptive Foreign Policy
There’s no substance behind arguments that the U.S. president is using his unpredictability to the country’s advantage.
Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan
A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.
Afghans Are Cheering for an Indian Win
For Kabul, India is a vital counterbalance to an aggressive neighbor.
Washington and the ‘Most Dangerous Place in the World’
Why the United States keeps getting South Asia wrong.
India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever
As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.
Afghan Women Are ‘Not Willing to Give Up Their Rights’
In an interview, Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to Washington sets a hard line for Taliban peace talks.
How the Taliban Won
On the podcast: Former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani on America’s endgame in Afghanistan.
Don’t Trust the Taliban’s Promises
U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a power vacuum filled by terrorists.
Why America Lost in Afghanistan
Successive U.S. administrations failed to heed the lessons of a forgotten counterinsurgency success story from Vietnam.
Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War
In their zeal to oppose any policy associated with Trump, the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress are starting to sound like warmongers.
It’s Time to Trust the Taliban
Afghanistan’s jihadi insurgents are ready to give America what it wants: defeat without humiliation.
As U.S. Mulls Withdrawal From Afghanistan, Russia Wants Back in
By holding its own peace talks, Moscow is laying the groundwork to play kingmaker.
Will Zalmay Khalilzad Be Known as the Man Who Lost Afghanistan?
The lifelong booster of American power is caught between Trump’s withdrawal plans and the Taliban threat.