A Taliban Victory Would Be ‘The Return of a Dark Age for Afghanistan’
Shukria Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and former politician, shares her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.
How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer
Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.
In Lebanon, the Wheels of Justice Do Not Grind
The Hariri tribunal hasn’t led to a single arrest. Biden should let it expire and help Lebanon in better ways.
India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side
After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall.
Inside the Digital Lives of the Women of the Islamic State
On Telegram, pet care, gardening, and corruption scandals have replaced religious fervor.
If the Taliban Wins the War, Can They Still Lose the Peace?
The United States vowed to destroy the Taliban. Today, they are stronger than ever. But will that last?
With the Militias in Afghanistan
As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban.
Why U.S. Drone Strikes Are at an All-Time Low
The shift comes as the White House seeks to downgrade the threat of global terrorism after 20 years of “forever wars.”
America’s Syrian Allies Deserve the COVID-19 Vaccine
They vanquished the Islamic State and are now in desperate need of aid.
The Islamic State Resurges in Mozambique
What happens there could decide the fate of terrorism—or peace—in Africa.
Israel’s Big New Shift in Hamas Policy
The Israeli government used to try buying off the group’s compliance. Now it’s intent on using reconstruction money to coerce it.
Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa
To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.
Taliban Map Out Future Vision for Afghanistan
The militant group’s spokesman vows to “continue our war” until Afghanistan has an Islamic government.
Boko Haram Isn’t Nigeria’s Biggest Problem
Bandits in the country’s northwest are terrorizing civilians, destabilizing the region, and empowering jihadists.
How France Undermines Democracy in Chad
Paris’s uncritical embrace of late dictator Idriss Déby prioritized regional security over human rights. His death is an opportunity to change tack.
The Fighting Is Over but Underlying Causes Remain
A truce between Israel and Hamas fails to address core issues, including the siege on Gaza.
Biden Defaults to ‘War on Terror Approach’ to Chad
The U.S. president outlined big promises on human rights reforms. Critics say he’s already breaking them in Africa.