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September 15, 2021

Afghanistan
The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan twenty years after their ouster by U.S. troops, sparking concerns that they will impose harsh rule, neglect to provide basic services, and abuse huma…

A Taliban fighter holds a gun and walks past a beauty salon with images of women painted over.

August 30, 2021

Afghanistan
Exiting Afghanistan Will Improve America’s Global Standing in the Long Run

Allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific will be the beneficiaries of an overdue strategic realignment.

President Joe Biden salutes members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.

September 9, 2021

9/11
Twenty Years After 9/11, Asian Powers Discuss Afghanistan, and More

Americans mark twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convenes for a summit to discuss security in Afghanistan, and Norway holds general …

Podcast Policemen and firemen run away from the huge dust cloud caused as the World Trade Center's Tower One collapses after terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the twin towers, September 11, 2001 in New York City.

August 30, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Where Iran Stands on the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

Iran welcomes the departure of U.S. forces from its eastern neighbor but could have concerns about the potential reemergence of Sunni-Shia tensions with the Taliban back in power.

August 16, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords

The collapse in Afghanistan helps explain why Arab states are warming up to Israel.

August 16, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Afghanistan and the Abraham Accords

The collapse in Afghanistan helps explain why Arab states are warming up to Israel.

August 19, 2021

Afghanistan War
Perspective on Afghanistan, With Richard N. Haass

In this special episode, CFR President Richard N. Haass examines the war in Afghanistan and the lessons to be learned in its wake.

Podcast U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

August 24, 2021

China
Why Major Belt and Road Investments Are Not Coming to Afghanistan

China is unlikely to prioritize Afghanistan for Belt and Road investment.

Afghan security personnel keep watch at a road construction site, which is being built by a Chinese company, in Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province on November 19, 2015.

August 26, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: New Realities for Women in Afghanistan

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers August 19 to August 26.

Members from the Afghan girls robotics team chat during a Reuters interview in Doha, after being evacuated from Afghanistan.

August 26, 2021

Afghanistan War
U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky Convene, and More

United States combat troops are set to fully withdraw from Afghanistan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets U.S. President Joe Biden in the White House, and Iraq hosts a regional summit.

Podcast Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure May 11, 2013 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. U.S. soldiers and marines are part of the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, to be completed by the end of 2014.