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265 people are evacuated out of Kabul.
265 people are evacuated out of Kabul.

Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse

The Taliban didn’t have to take over. But Washington made sure they would.

Newly elected Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud waves to supporters in Mogadishu on May 15.
Newly elected Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud waves to supporters in Mogadishu on May 15.

Somalia’s New President

After a long delayed indirect election, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud faces many challenges.

A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.
A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.

The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting

White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.

Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces take position.
Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces take position.

The Afghan Resistance Is Still Fighting

But without unity, arms, or a safe haven, it’s an uphill fight against the Islamists in Kabul.

A burqa-clad woman with a child
A burqa-clad woman with a child

The Taliban Have Made the Burqa Mandatory Again

Hunger and poverty stalk the nation, but the Islamists want to disappear women from public life.

A man passes in front of the rubble of the Medina hotel in Somalia.
A man passes in front of the rubble of the Medina hotel in Somalia.
A Taliban member stands guard outside of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the outskirts of Kabul, on Oct. 17, 2021.
A Taliban member stands guard outside of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the outskirts of Kabul, on Oct. 17, 2021.

Millions of Afghans Want to Flee. LGBTQ Afghans Have To.

Since the Taliban takeover last August, members of the Afghan LGBTQ community have faced electrocution, torture, killings, and fear.

Supporters of the “Coalition of Northern Groups” rally to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria, on Dec. 17, 2020.
Supporters of the “Coalition of Northern Groups” rally to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria, on Dec. 17, 2020.

Can Nigeria Ever End Its Kidnap-for-Ransom Industry?

New legislation seeks to tackle a stubborn security threat, but members of the government are undermining their own policy.

An Afghan worker works on the site of an ancient monastery discovered in Mes Aynak, in the eastern province of Logar on Nov. 23, 2010. The archaeological dig is located at the world's second-biggest unexploited copper mine.
An Afghan worker works on the site of an ancient monastery discovered in Mes Aynak, in the eastern province of Logar on Nov. 23, 2010. The archaeological dig is located at the world's second-biggest unexploited copper mine.

China Wants Its Investments in Afghanistan to Be Safer Than in Pakistan

Beijing could profit handsomely from Afghan resources and exports, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence.

Employees unload a plane carrying new U.S. security assistance provided to Ukraine, at Kyiv's Boryspil airport on Jan. 25.
Employees unload a plane carrying new U.S. security assistance provided to Ukraine, at Kyiv's Boryspil airport on Jan. 25.

Don’t Turn Ukraine Into the Next Syria or Libya

By flooding the country with arms and foreign fighters, Western leaders could be paving the way for future conflicts.

Presumed operatives of the Russian mercenary Wagner Group, accompanied by a Malian soldier (far left), near Gossi in Mali on April 20
Presumed operatives of the Russian mercenary Wagner Group, accompanied by a Malian soldier (far left), near Gossi in Mali on April 20

Russian Mercenaries Staged Atrocities in Mali, France Says

The French military watched what appeared to be Wagner operatives attempting a false-flag operation to discredit the West.

A member of the Syrian pro-government forces carries an Islamic State (IS) group flag as he stands on a street in the ancient city of Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after troops recaptured the city from IS jihadists.
A member of the Syrian pro-government forces carries an Islamic State (IS) group flag as he stands on a street in the ancient city of Palmyra on March 27, 2016, after troops recaptured the city from IS jihadists.

ISIS Can’t Even Direct Lone-Wolf Attacks Anymore

But the group is hoping for a resurgence while the West is distracted in Ukraine.

Taliban fighters in armored vehicles take part in a military parade.
Taliban fighters in armored vehicles take part in a military parade.

Afghanistan Regains Its Crown as Terror Central

The Taliban’s jihadi friends are back to threaten global security.

Afghan resistance forces take a rest as they patrol on a hilltop.
Afghan resistance forces take a rest as they patrol on a hilltop.

Afghan Resistance Groups Eye Spring Offensive

But internal divisions and the Taliban get a vote, too.

Schoolgirls look out through a window while attending class at their bullet-riddled school in the Afghan village of Arzo.
Schoolgirls look out through a window while attending class at their bullet-riddled school in the Afghan village of Arzo.

World Bank Freeze Leaves Afghanistan Bracing for Economic Impact

Amid Taliban crackdowns, the country continues to be locked out of billions of dollars in crucial international funds, with little resolution in sight.

A video from a German neo-Nazi band is seen on YouTube on Aug. 27, 2007, in Berlin.
A video from a German neo-Nazi band is seen on YouTube on Aug. 27, 2007, in Berlin.

When Hate Goes Viral

Publicizing attacks and exploiting social media is the new normal for terrorism.

In this picture taken on October 1, 2020, women wait with their children at a government-run maternity clinic in a rural area of Dand district in Kandahar province.
In this picture taken on October 1, 2020, women wait with their children at a government-run maternity clinic in a rural area of Dand district in Kandahar province.

The Taliban Are Harming Afghan Women’s Health

Afghanistan’s new government is imposing discriminatory restrictions on the health care system.

A meeting of the United Nations Security Council is held in New York.
A meeting of the United Nations Security Council is held in New York.

Ukraine Crisis Spills Into Yemen Diplomacy

The UAE withholds criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as it seeks Moscow’s diplomatic backing in Yemen. 

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