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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. alnuaimi1_GodongUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_UAEsolar Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    A Western Distraction from Climate Action

    Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi warns that calls for the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate are a dangerous diversion.
  2. sheng137_Kaikeo SaiyasaneXinhua via Getty Images_china investment Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua via Getty Images

    How to Restructure Chinese Supply Chains

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that private markets can be leveraged to support a much-needed economic transformation.
  3. hausmann112_AIZAR RALDESAFP via Getty Images_solar panels AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty Images

    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.
  4. roubini177_Getty Images_china us Getty Images

    America and China Are on a Collision Course

    Nouriel Roubini

    The G7 countries may have set out to deter China without escalating the new cold war, but the perception in Beijing suggests that they failed to thread the needle at their recent summit in Hiroshima. It is now clear to all that the United States, its allies, and any partners they can recruit are committed to containing China’s rise.

    juxtaposes recent developments and current trends with diplomatic happy talk about a “thaw” in tensions.
  5. hott1_Sean GallupGetty Images_africandevelopmentbank Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Leveling the Financial Playing Field for Africa

    Amadou Hott & Mark Malloch-Brown propose ways to redress longstanding inequities and enable African-led solutions to succeed.
  6. elerian157_Alex WongGetty Images_jeromepowell Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Why the Fed Is Hard to Predict

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The US Federal Reserve is adrift, and it has only itself to blame. Regardless of whether its policy-setting committee announces another interest-rate hike in June, its top priority now should be to address the structural weaknesses that led it astray in the first place.

    thinks the US central bank's biggest problem is not the economy but rather its own institutional shortcomings.
  7. frankel148_PATRICK T. FALLONAFP via Getty Images_coloradoriverdrought Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

    How to Quench the American West’s Thirst

    Jeffrey Frankel argues that eliminating water subsidies and implementing market pricing is better than the alternative.
  8. breiding1_ Fatih AktasAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_national debt clock Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    Give America a Debt Brake

    R. James Breiding thinks the United States could learn a valuable lesson from a policy Switzerland put in place in 2003.
  9. patten154_ Stefan Rousseau - PoolGetty Images_g7 summit Stefan Rousseau - Pool/Getty Images

    The Myth of Western Decline

    Chris Patten argues that Chinese leaders’ characterization of liberal democracy as decadent betrays their fear of it.

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