WTH is happening on the ground in Afghanistan?
WSJ reporter Yaroslav Trofimov on his travels around post-US withdrawal, the reshuffling of global power relations, and the future of a Taliban controlled state



Following the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there is much debate about how America’s exit will impact its reputation on the world stage and whether rivals such as China and Russia will benefit. While President Biden has justified the withdrawal decision on the grounds of refocusing American strategic priorities around the globe, other countries are now seeking to expand their influence with the newly established Taliban-controlled government of Afghanistan.

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