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Afghanistan/USA – Around the halls: The Taliban retakes Afghanistan (Brookings)

Madiha AfzalRanj AlaaldinDaniel L. BymanGiovanna De MaioVanda Felbab-BrownMarvin KalbSuzanne MaloneyPatrick W. QuirkItamar RabinovichDouglas A. RedikerBruce RiedelFederica Saini FasanottiConstanze Stelzenmüller, and Shibley Telhami

Nearly 20 years after the United States intervened in Afghanistan to remove the Taliban from power, and in the wake of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops, the Taliban’s stunningly rapid reconquest of the country reached its denouement Sunday, August 15 as its fighters entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani left the country. Brookings experts reflect on the latest developments and offer recommendations on how the Biden administration should proceed.

Around the halls: The Taliban retakes Afghanistan (brookings.edu)