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The Fall of Kabul

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. tharoor157_HOSHANG HASHIMIAFP via Getty Images_taliban fighter HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images

    India's Taliban Problem

    Shashi Tharoor worries that an emerging Afghanistan-Pakistan-China axis threatens national security and regional stability.
  1. GettyImages-1243621433 ALEXANDER NEMENOV / Contributor via Getty Images

    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

  2. coyle27_Leon NealGetty Images_liz truss Leon Neal/Getty Images

    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
  3. butler4_ Sean Gallup/Getty Images Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
  4. gros167_John KeebleGetty Images_bankofengland John Keeble/Getty Images

    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
  5. marin21_Steffen KuglerBundesregierung via Getty Image_scholzgermanymilitary Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
  6. kawamoto4_Eugene Hoshiko - PoolGetty Images_fumio kishida Eugene Hoshiko - Pool/Getty Images

    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
  7. wei51_DANIEL LEALAFP via Getty Images_bankofengland Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images

    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
  8. zhang57_ HECTOR RETAMALAFP via Getty Images_shanghailockdowncovid Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
  9. zizek8_Ying TangNurPhoto via Getty Images_iran protest Ying TangNurPhoto via Getty Images

    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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