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Jul 11, 2021, 9:00am EDT
  • August 15

    An act of Congress could grant legal status to thousands of Afghan allies. What’s the holdup?

    Two years after Kabul fell, tens of thousands of Afghans are still stuck in limbo in the US.

  • January 11

    How the Taliban’s ban on women aid workers could deepen Afghanistan’s crisis

    Another edict that removes women from public life and makes it harder for the country’s most vulnerable to get help.

  • January 22, 2022

    US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

    Isolating the Taliban is pushing millions of Afghans into poverty and starvation.

  • October 28, 2021

    Why thousands of Afghans are still on US military bases

    The US evacuated thousands from Afghanistan. Now, they are waiting for what comes next.

  • September 13, 2021

    What the Taliban’s new government reveals about how they will rule

    The interim government is showing that it’s still the Taliban.

  • September 1, 2021

    How the US created a disaster in Afghanistan

    What was the US military actually doing in Afghanistan for 20 years?

  • August 31, 2021

    NATO allies are preparing for a future without America’s “forever wars”

    How the US’s Afghanistan withdrawal echoed overseas.

  • August 28, 2021

    The helplessness of being an Afghanistan War vet

    I helped Afghan women seek maternal care. I worry what will become of these mothers and children.

  • August 27, 2021

    ISIS-K, explained by an expert

    What to know about the Afghanistan ISIS offshoot that waged a deadly attack at the Kabul airport.

  • August 27, 2021

    The long road to resettling Afghans in the US

    Getting evacuated is only the beginning.

  • August 25, 2021

    The 3 things experts are watching to evaluate the Taliban

    Their willingness to work with former enemies, commitment to distributing aid, and treatment of women will be strong tests of their purported moderacy.

  • August 24, 2021

    Women’s rights have an uncertain future in Afghanistan

    The dangers of the present can’t be separated from the legacy of the US in Afghanistan.

  • August 23, 2021

    The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

    Save America’s declining cities. Bring in the refugees.

  • August 21, 2021

    The history of US intervention in Afghanistan, from the Cold War to 9/11

    How American meddling shaped life in Afghanistan.

  • August 19, 2021

    Cable news is dominated by the same Afghanistan hawks who created this situation

    The dark irony of who TV news talks to about Afghanistan.

  • August 19, 2021

    The US needs to meet its moral obligation to Afghan refugees

    Refugee policy after Vietnam’s communist takeover offers lessons.

  • August 19, 2021

    Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?

    Child and maternal mortality have fallen dramatically. Now what?

  • August 18, 2021

    How Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are handling the Taliban

    The world might accept the Taliban as a legitimate government. Will social media companies?

  • August 18, 2021

    Why Biden was so set on withdrawing from Afghanistan

    Even in 2009, he didn’t believe the military had a strategy for victory.

  • August 17, 2021

    Who are the Taliban now?

    How the Islamic militant group has — and hasn’t — changed in 20 years.

  • August 17, 2021

    Biden had a chance to save allies in Afghanistan. He wasted it.

    It’s poor repayment for their years of service to the US government.

  • August 15, 2021

    The rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explained

    The collapse was the result of a demoralized military, Afghan officers say.

  • August 11, 2021

    How are the Taliban gaining so fast in Afghanistan?

    An expert on the Taliban’s sweep and what it means for Afghanistan.

  • August 9, 2021

    Time is running out to save Afghans who helped US troops

    An 11th-hour scramble to evacuate Afghans is a crisis of the US’s own doing.

  • July 18, 2021

    The US steps up efforts to save Afghan allies as the Taliban continues an offensive

    "Operation Allies Refuge" will evacuate Afghans who helped American forces.