Without finding resistance, the Taliban entered Kabul on August 15th of last year. Putting an end of twenty years of U.S. occupation of the country.
The hasty U.S. withdrawal from the country caused scenes of chaos in the streets of Kabul. A move that was criticized by the international community.
Afghanistan now is facing a dire economy and lack of food, a situation exacerbated by the end of the flow of international aid.
But the country now lives a new moment in recent history: of peace.
- Ambassador Omar Samad is the former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada.
- Ahmad Shah Mohibi is Founder and President of Rise to Peace.
- Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is Founder and Executive Director of International Civil Society Action Network.
- Benjamin Norton is an investigative journalist.
⚡Zabihullah Mujahid in the ceremony of IEA 1-year journey says after gaining independence, we have to development our country.
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Afghanistan withdrawal, 1 year later: Taliban takeover of Kabul that President Biden never saw coming https://t.co/Tmyt1LRuDY
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