A girl looks on among Afghan women lining up to receive relief assistance in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Reuters
It is exactly a decade since President Barack Obama set the deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. Even then, Obama recalled how the 2001 Bonn conference had only “provisionally” installed Hamid Karzai in Kabul. We all know how long
The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage and could ramp up pressure on them to reach a peace deal.
It’s no small thing when grotesque mistakes and lies about them cost 2,300 lives and a trillion dollars, but that’s what we got from US officials who have kept us at war
It took only two months for US invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, the United States is withdrawing
The bomb blast in a mosque in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan which killed 92 people, and authorities are saying that the toll could be higher, is pointing to the danger of new groups emerging in the troubled region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. A year earlier, another blast in Peshawar had killed 64 people, and that blast was claimed
The 23-year drought that’s parching the Southwest is forcing Arizona to make a bitter choice. Unless developers can find new sources of water, the state’s largest master-planned housing development is going to remain a desert. It’s not just an Arizona problem. Across the American West, demand for housing is increasingly
There is something about Labour’s way of managing money that provokes alarm. The opposition is putting pressure on Jeremy Hunt to reveal by the end of this month the government’s intentions towards non-doms. No prizes for guessing where Labour is coming from — it wants the favourable tax status afforded to foreigners scrapped.
If you think public policy doesn’t really affect you or your family, take a quick glance at your retirement account — but you may want to sit down first. Those accounts have taken a beating lately because of the misguided policies emanating from Washington, DC, and the result is a dramatic reduction in wealth for the average