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We Can Still Help Afghanistan—By Letting the Taliban Collapse

Humanitarian aid isn’t preventing starvation or hardship, but it is propping up the regime.

Afghan Allies Still in Limbo

Nearly 90 percent of Afghan humanitarian parole recipients are still waiting to learn their fates.

The Afghanistan Withdrawal, Two Years Later

‘Admit to your mistakes, learn from them, so that this doesn’t happen ever, ever again.’

Pakistan’s Self-Made Jihadist Crisis

Years of playing footsie with the Taliban has fed the country’s current insurgent violence.

Afghanistan After-Action Report Fuels GOP Oversight Plans

Plus: An interview with Sen. Jeff Merkley on China policy.

How Afghanistan Has Become Another Notch in China’s Belt

Our disastrous withdrawal paved the way for a partnership between the Taliban and Xi Jinping’s regime.

Covering Afghanistan in Exile

Afghan journalists launch a news organization to cover their home country from afar.

House Republicans Clash Over Immigration

Plus: GOP senators respond to Trump’s rhetoric, a Democrat wants other senators on the record on gun bills, and Blinken misses McCaul’s subpoena deadline.

McCaul Pushes for State Department’s Afghanistan Docs

Plus: A researcher calls for Congress to sanction Xi Jinping.

House GOP’s Afghanistan Investigation Kicks Off

Members will examine the chaotic August 2021 evacuation of Afghan allies.

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The Taliban’s Gender Apartheid Regime

Two decades of advances for women have disappeared in 13 months.

The U.S. Looks Poised to Leave Vulnerable Afghans Behind Again

The State Department signals it’s closing up shop at a compound for displaced Afghans in Abu Dhabi.

Recounting the U.S. Failure in Afghanistan

A new congressional report spells out how the Biden administration bungled last year’s withdrawal.

Lawmakers Still Wrestle With Biden’s Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal

A year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Americans and Afghans still struggle with its bloody ramifications.

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Biden’s Misleading Parallel Between Syria and Afghanistan

He says the killing of ISIS leader Maher al Agal in Syria shows that over-the-horizon counterterror works, but it ignores key differences between the two countries.