Daniel Callahan is Director, International Program, The Hastings Center, and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He is the author, most recently, of What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative.
One year after the fall of Kabul and the Taliban’s return to power, Afghanistan is in dire straits, and America and the broader West have yet to conduct a proper post-mortem of the policy failures there. Worse, Russia appears to have taken the US withdrawal as an invitation to launch a new war of its own.
revisits the fall of Kabul to consider its implications for America and the world, one year later.