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NATO’s Man in Kabul

NATO’s Man in Kabul

Italian Amb. Stefano Pontecorvo at the Kabul airport on Aug. 25. Stefano Pontecorvo’s office For two crucial weeks in August, Amb. Stefano Pontecorvo was the world’s eyes and ears inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. And although it wasn’t visible to the global public, the Italian diplomat was also the nerve center of the...

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Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says

Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says

TEL AVIV, Israel—Israel would be willing to accept a return to a U.S.-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz told Foreign Policy—but Israeli officials are also pressing Washington to prepare a serious “demonstration of power” in case negotiations with Tehran fail. The remarks, made during an exclusive interview last week, appear to reflect...

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Korea Was the United States’ First Forever War

Korea Was the United States’ First Forever War

In one corner of the Peace Park in Jeju, a large tropical island off the southern coast of South Korea, there is a statue of a barefoot young woman with a baby falling in a field of snow. The park commemorates the April 3 incident, also known as the Jeju Massacre, in which the South...

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Now America Must Help the Millions of Afghans It Left Behind

Now America Must Help the Millions of Afghans It Left Behind

Since the Taliban entered Kabul on Aug. 15, U.S. focus has rightly centered on evacuating Americans and vulnerable Afghans, and more than 100,000 were flown out of Afghanistan in a historic effort. Many more Afghan allies remain behind, at risk of reprisal from the Taliban, and U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to bring them to...

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The CIA Secretly Evacuated Most of Its Spies From Afghanistan

The CIA Secretly Evacuated Most of Its Spies From Afghanistan

The CIA managed to get most of its Afghan informants and spies out of the country ahead of the U.S. pullout this week, according to two sources familiar with the agency’s operations, even as the State Department admitted that the majority of Afghans who worked for the United States over the past two decades—interpreters and...

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Ahmad Massoud: ‘Peace Does Not Mean to Surrender’

Ahmad Massoud: ‘Peace Does Not Mean to Surrender’

As the Taliban attempt to consolidate control over Afghanistan, history appears set to repeat itself. The Panjshir Valley, northeast of Kabul, remains the only part of the country not under the extremists’ control, though they have it largely surrounded, communications have been cut, and fierce fighting continues on its outskirts. In the valley, nestled in...

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The U.S. Has Left Afghanistan. What Now?

The U.S. Has Left Afghanistan. What Now?

Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: The United States officially ends its longest war with the full withdrawal from Afghanistan, North Korea makes moves to boost its nuclear arsenal, and South Sudan cracks down on protesters.  If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here. The Official End...

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Kabul Strike Shows U.S. War in Afghanistan Isn’t Over

Kabul Strike Shows U.S. War in Afghanistan Isn’t Over

Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: U.S. strikes ISIS-K target in Kabul, EU proposes restrictions on U.S. travelers, and the world this week. If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here. Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: U.S. strikes ISIS-K target in Kabul, EU proposes restrictions on...

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What Should Biden Have Done in Afghanistan?

What Should Biden Have Done in Afghanistan?

Matthew Kroenig: Welcome back from vacation, Emma! Much of Washington shuts down in August, but world events never seem to take a holiday. I’ve spent much of my time off engaged with the news from Afghanistan. I usually like to start the column on a lighter note, but with the tragedies occurring in Kabul right...

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The Falling Man of Kabul

The Falling Man of Kabul

On Aug. 15, I was in a southern Indian city, where I recently joined a journalism program after graduating from a liberal arts university in New Delhi. Outside, there were celebrations of India’s independence day, but all I could think about was Afghanistan. I was speaking to a classmate in my hometown, Kabul, about the Afghan...

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