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The Fall of Kabul

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  1. brown89_ MOHSEN KARIMIAFP via Getty Images_afghanistan protests MOHSEN KARIMI/AFP via Getty Images

    Afghanistan’s Girls and Women Fight Back

    Gordon Brown & Yasmine Sherif call on the international community to help the country’s girls secure their right to an education.
  2. bildt102_Nava JamshidiGetty Images_kabul one year Nava Jamshidi/Getty Images

    Did the Afghan Failure Lead to the Ukraine War?

    Carl Bildt revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.
  3. chellaney154_WAKIL KOHSARAFP via Getty Images_afghanistan Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

    The Afghan Abyss

    Brahma Chellaney views last year's disastrous US withdrawal as just the start of a long series of policy blunders.
  4. kupchan9_Bilal GulerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_afghanistanfood Bilal Guler/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    America's Afghan Imperative

    Charles A. Kupchan & Douglas Lute urge the US to lead international efforts to prevent the country from becoming a failed state.
  5. brahimi4_Bilal GulerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_famine afghanistan Bilal GulerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images

    How to Prevent Famine in Afghanistan

    Lakhdar Brahimi says that three priorities should guide the international community’s efforts to prevent mass starvation.
  6. watkins25_Sayed Khodaiberdi SadatAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_hunger afghanistan Sayed Khodaiberdi SadatAnadolu Agency via Getty Images

    End the Economic Blockade of Afghanistan

    Kevin Watkins calls for an immediate resumption of international funding before crisis turns into catastrophe.
  7. mahmed3_HECTOR RETAMALAFP via Getty Images_food shortage afghanistan HECTOR RETAMALAFP via Getty Images

    Saving Afghanistan Despite the Taliban

    Masood Ahmed urges world leaders to address the question of how to approach the country, which now faces mass starvation.
  8. chellaney145_Yoray LibermanGetty Images_opium Yoray LibermanGetty Images

    The Narco-Terrorist Taliban

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US to start prosecuting the group’s leaders for their involvement in the global drug trade.
  9. hausmann100_Scott NelsonGetty Images_afghanistan Scott NelsonGetty Images

    How Afghanistan Was Really Lost

    Ricardo Hausmann blames the West’s defeat in Afghanistan on its serious misallocation of economic and financial resources.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  2. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
  3. coyle29_ Frank Rumpenhorstpicture alliance via Getty Images_chatgpt Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
  4. nye238_Kevin DietschGetty Images_biden kishida Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  5. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  6. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

  7. boly1_Giovanni MereghettiUCGUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_agriculture rwanda Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  8. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
  9. zizek13_OLGA MALTSEVAAFP via Getty Image_russian soldier OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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