With Haqqanis at the Helm, the Taliban Will Grow Even More Extreme
The Haqqani network has long been the most lethal and vicious element of the Taliban.
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.
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.
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.
The Middle East’s Jihadis Are Copying the Taliban Model
Islamist groups are hoping that a turn to local jihad will win them international legitimacy.
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.
NATO’s Man in Kabul
Stefano Pontecorvo spent his childhood in Kabul. Sixty years later, he coordinated the evacuation of 124,000 people before saying goodbye to the city himself.
Afghanistan Is a Bigger Headache for Tehran Than It Is Letting On
Iran cheered the U.S. withdrawal but is nervously hedging its bets with the Taliban.
The Taliban’s Victory Is Al Qaeda’s Victory
Afghanistan’s new rulers still have strong ties to the terrorist group that attacked the United States on 9/11.
Pakistan’s Friendship With the Taliban Is Changing
Expect a recalibration of the relationship by both sides now the Taliban are in power.
Pakistan Might Soon Regret Its Win in Afghanistan
The Taliban’s takeover in Kabul has all the makings of a Pyrrhic victory.
In Afghanistan, It’s Back to the Future—of Taliban Tyranny
A government of mullahs and terrorists snuffs out freedoms despite talk of inclusion and human rights.
Biden Is Running a Hostage Negotiation With the Taliban
Making concessions now will only encourage terrorism.
Can the West Make the Taliban Moderate?
The United States has leverage over the new Afghan government. Here’s how to use it.