When historians look back at the shambolic US exit from Afghanistan, it may increasingly appear a critical marker of America’s decline in the world, far eclipsing the flight from Saigon.
President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani at the White House for a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on June 25, 2021.
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Academic research in conflict zones suggests Ghani’s resignation could actually be Afghanistan’s best chance at peace – but not under the conditions the Taliban is demanding.
Paving way for talks: Taliban members stand in front of a poster of President Ashraf Ghani after their release from prison in May 2020.
After months of delays, talks between the Taliban and Afghan governnment are due to start in Doha. Here’s what is on the table.
Counting underway in Herat, Afghanistan.
Why Afghanistan is still waiting to hear who its next president will be – nearly four months after the election.
A supporter of Ashraf Ghani takes part in an election rally in Kabul last month.
According to a recent survey, Afghans rate their lives worse than anyone else on the planet. The election is unlikely to be a game changer considering the magnitude of challenges facing the country.
Supporters of incumbent Ashraf Ghani at a rally in Kabul ahead of elections on September 28.
As Afghans head to the polls on September 28, peace still remains elusive.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Ashraf Ghani has accused citizens of abandoning their country under the ‘slightest pressure’.
Preliminary election results released on July 7 put Ashraf Ghani as winner of the Afghan presidential poll.
Ashraf Ghani, the former Afghan finance minister, is leading the race to replace Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan, according to the preliminary results announced on July 7 by the Independent Election…
Professor turned politician: Ashraf Ghani.
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