Can the New Afghanistan Survive America’s Exit?
As the Trump administration tries to end the war, the Taliban prepare to return to power, threatening the country’s gains since 9/11 in education, economic development and women’s rights
Afghan officials watch Netflix documentaries on the Vietnam war, the Taliban promise to be America’s best friends, and Afghans worry about a post-American future. My
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We don’t know what happened today in Afghanistan’s elections, as results trickle in - but
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What next for Afghanistan? My
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In their talks with U.S. negotiators, the Taliban have operated on the assumption that the Trump administration’s overriding priority is to pull out, writes
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“We are all fed up with war. We want to have peace,” said former lawmaker Fawzia Koofi, who participated in recent informal intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban. “But we don’t want a peace where, yes, we can breathe, but it’s like a prison.”