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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.
  1. subramanian35_erhui1979Getty Images_speechbubbles erhui1979/Getty Images

    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
  2. haldar17_ FABRICE COFFRINIAFP via Getty Images_davos FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
  3. buiter44_ SAUL LOEBAFP via Getty Images_treasury SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
  4. ito23_KAZUHIRO NOGIAFP via Getty Images_japanmilitarysoldiers Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
  5. rogoff233_ Arne Dedertpicture alliance via Getty Images_germanystockmarket Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
  6. pisaniferry141_Sean GallupGetty Images)_macronscholz Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
  7. reichlin28_Sean GallupGetty Images_ecb Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
  8. goldberg21_OLI SCARFFAFP via Getty Images_remotework Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
  9. jjoffe9_David HeckerGetty Images_germanytanksscholz David Hecker/Getty Images

    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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