Biden Deserves Credit, not Blame for Afghanistan

David Rothkopf, a political scientist, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that “President Biden deserves credit, not blame” for the “political courage to fully end America’s involvement”

In 2018, Rothkopf became a registered foreign agent and media consultant for the United Arab Emirates (The Intercept), but his piece in the Atlantic is still worth a read.

Read full article (The Atlantic)

Evacuations from Kabul Airport

As of 31st August 2021 evacuation flights have stopped. Please visit our overview of resettlement schemes for more information.

With the situation in Afghanistan suddenly spiraling out of control, Afgha.com is returning to provide a source of information and news about Afghanistan for everyone in and outside of the country.

The following is a list of countries and their evacuation eligibilities and procedures. We try to keep it up-to-date but please be aware that the information can change daily without notice.

Eavesdropping on the Taliban

A US Air Force linguist gives an account of his reconnaissance missions aboard an Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft over Afghanistan.

He writes:

“Ten years after my last deployment, and after 20 years of combat with the world’s richest, most advanced military, the Taliban has reclaimed Afghanistan. Whatever delusions existed about whether this would happen or how long it might take have been dispatched as efficiently as the Afghan security forces were by the Taliban over a single week.”

Read full article (The Atlantic)