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Afghanistan

In May 2021, the US began pulling troops out of Afghanistan in an effort to bring an end to the nearly 20-year war. Here is Vox's coverage of the news and analysis on the events that followed.

Afghanistan’s staggering set of crises, explained

How the US is failing refugees, in one chart

Deadly attacks on Afghan minorities show the Taliban isn’t keeping its promises

US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

Why the US is paying more for the military after the Afghanistan war is over

Why Biden is struggling to revive the US refugee program

Why thousands of Afghans are still on US military bases

Americans do not see all Afghan refugees as equal

Inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

The fight to resettle Afghans in the US has just begun

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

The affordable housing shortage is hurting Afghan refugees

The war on terror and the long death of liberal interventionism

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How the US created a disaster in Afghanistan

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

The helplessness of being an Afghanistan War vet

ISIS-K, explained by an expert

The long road to resettling Afghans in the US

The 3 things experts are watching to evaluate the Taliban

Women’s rights have an uncertain future in Afghanistan

The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

The Pentagon is calling on US airlines to help with Afghanistan evacuations

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

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

The US needs to meet its moral obligation to Afghan refugees

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

How Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are handling the Taliban

Why Biden was so set on withdrawing from Afghanistan

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What’s happening in Afghanistan?

Who are the Taliban now?

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

The rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explained

How are the Taliban gaining so fast in Afghanistan?

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

What happens if the Taliban wins in Afghanistan?

The US military is finally withdrawing from Afghanistan

America’s forever war may be ending

The best case for withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan

The Biden administration’s leaked Afghanistan peace plan, explained

An “emotional” moment at an NSC meeting shows why withdrawing from Afghanistan is so hard