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.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
The Taliban Want a Seat at the U.N.
A Taliban letter to the secretary-general sets the stage for a diplomatic showdown.
The Myth of Moderate Jihadis
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward extremists.
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.
Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind
This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.
Can Social Media Bring Justice for Women in Pakistan?
The killing of Noor Mukadam has galvanized an unprecedented online movement.
The Taliban Don’t Need the West
Afghanistan’s new rulers have shown themselves to be skilled—and ruthless—diplomats.
China and Pakistan See Eye to Eye on the Taliban—Almost
They share economic and geopolitical interests in Afghanistan, but counterterrorism could be a wrench.
How America Forgot It Needed to Understand The Enemy
Social scientists helped win World War II by judging enemy morale. But in Afghanistan, the U.S. kept getting it wrong.
India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.