published in The New Yorker
In this deeply investigated report, Filkins travels to Afghanistan to discuss the future of the country with both Taliban leaders and the current, elected government. Peace talks began last September in Doha, Qatar between the opposing forces. The Trump Administration bypassed the Afghan government to negotiate directly with the Taliban with the ethos of "just get out." The incoming Biden Administration must decide how to end the American intervention of the past 20 years.
129 days ago