What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

What are the true costs of the war in Afghanistan?

By Neta C. Crawford Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years.  The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of...
The end of an era: What next for Afghanistan? 🔊

The end of an era: What next for Afghanistan? 🔊

Since the United States formally began withdrawing from Afghanistan, the nation has witnessed an incredibly rapid deterioration of the government’s position. The President fled the country, and the Taliban are poised to control the nation upon the completion of...
How did the Taliban take back control of Afghanistan?

How did the Taliban take back control of Afghanistan?

By Natasha Lindstaedt Taliban victory inevitable despite the trillions the US poured in.  In less than a week, the Taliban has captured nearly a dozen key cities in Afghanistan. With the departure of US forces, it is poised to take over the country from the embattled...
Are China-US Relations deteriorating?

Are China-US Relations deteriorating?

By Steve Hoadley China and the US will not agree on many points of policy. But on one point they will tacitly agree: their ongoing strategic rivalry must be carefully managed to avoid war.    The answer to this Big Q is yes, China-US relations are deteriorating. But...