The Graveyard of Empires #9

Afghanistan: 20 years of war


The Taliban victory came as a shock for most Western leaders and analysts but has a lot to teach us about the errors and failures which have characterised the past two decades of persistent war in Afghanistan. The country dubbed as the “Graveyard of Empires” has confirmed its historical reputation yet again.

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…