When Afghanistan Almost Worked – FP, 26.04
Five decades ago, before the great powers intervened, Afghanistan was on a much better path than today. But the longed-for “decade of democracy” was soon shattered. By Emran Feroz
David Petraeus : le retrait américain “ne mettra pas un terme à la guerre sans fin en Afghanistan” – France24, 4.05
- Ancien commandant suprême des forces américaines en Afghanistan et ex-directeur de la CIA, le général David Petraeus analyse pour France 24 la décision du président Joe Biden de retirer les forces américaines présentes sur le sol afghan. Il respecte ce choix mais redoute les conséquences néfastes de ce départ “d’ici deux ou trois ans”. Et il craint, de manière plus générale, que la situation sécuritaire ne se dégrade sous la pression des Talibans.
Afghan Women’s Problems Don’t End With the Taliban – FP, 3.05
A new U.S. intelligence assessment suggests women’s rights in Afghanistan face threats even without a Taliban takeover. – By Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy, and Allison Meakem, an editorial fellow at Foreign Policy.
Afghanistan Can’t Achieve Stability Without Women – FP, 30.04
To reach a gender-conscious peace deal with the Taliban, Afghan negotiators need more time—and U.S. support. By Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan politician and member of the negotiations team engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.
America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent – FP, 30.04
Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies.
Leaving Afghanistan Will Be More Expensive Than Anyone Expects – FP, 27.04
Penalties for broken contracts, fees for shipping equipment, and salaries for the Afghan military are just a few of the costs that will hit the United States as it leaves. By Mackenzie Eaglen
Afghan Ambassador: ‘The Ball Is in the Taliban’s Court’ – FP, 23.04
Roya Rahmani says the Taliban have no justification for continuing their war after the departure of international troops. By Jack Detsch
Afghans Don’t Need U.S. Troops. They Need Islands of Stability – FP, 20.04
Here’s how the Biden administration can prevent chaos in Afghanistan, even after it withdraws. By Michael F. Harsch, Taylor Whitsell
‘Bring the Troops Home’ Is a Dream, Not a Strategy – FP, 19.04
A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership. By John Bolton
From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan – FP, 16.04
After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless. By Michael Hirsh
Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue? – FP, 16.04
Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before. By Emma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig
Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration’s risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace. By Elise Labott
Biden’s Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan – FP, 14.04
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace. By Michael Kugelman
Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11 – FP, 13.04
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch
In Afghanistan, the Choice Isn’t Withdraw or Endless War – FP, 2.04
A middle path, with a greater role for India, is still possible—and preferable to either extreme. By Sumit Ganguly, Tricia Bacon
It’s Time to Prepare for U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan – FP, 24.03
There are no good choices, but staying on is the worst. By Michael Kugelman
Austin Calls for ‘Responsible’ End to Afghan War – FP, 21.03
The U.S. defense secretary, in a surprise visit to Afghanistan, warned that Taliban violence remains “pretty high” as Biden weighs withdrawal. By Jack Detsch
In Race Against Time, Biden Officials Launch New Afghan Peace Drive – FP, 8.03
Washington’s latest proposal would draw on Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran for support. By Elise Labott, Robbie Gramer