The Graveyard of Empires #6

Afghanistan: 20 years of war


The Taliban’s victory has come as a shock for many Western leaders and analysts, but has a lot to teach us about the errors and failures which have characterized two decades of war in Afghanistan. The country known as the “Graveyard of Empires” has confirmed its historical reputation

Regional consequences of Biden’s Afghan debacle

Afghanistan represents more of an American political capitulation to a terrorist organization (the Taliban) than a U.S. military defeat. By overruling his military generals, who forewarned that a precipitous American withdrawal would facilitate Taliban’s conquest, U.S. President Joe Biden has sent Afghanistan back in time, to the “dark age” of terrorist rule. The greatest costs…