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The Fall of Kabul

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. tharoor157_HOSHANG HASHIMIAFP via Getty Images_taliban fighter HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images

    India's Taliban Problem

    Shashi Tharoor worries that an emerging Afghanistan-Pakistan-China axis threatens national security and regional stability.
  1. signe10_ISSOUF SANOGOAFP via Getty Images_africatextilemanufacturing Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images

    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
  2. james196_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_unitednations Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
  3. barroso10_MAMYRAELAFP via Getty Images_covax MAMYRAEL/AFP via Getty Images

    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
  4. bergamaschi2_ ALBERTO PIZZOLIAFP via Getty Images_heatwave italu ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
  6. cliffe7_ EDUARDO SOTERASAFP via Getty Images_drought eastern africa EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

  9. solana145_Nathan PosnerAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_biden Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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