Afghanistan and the End of American Empire
Afghanistan and the End of American Empire
Why we fight, and why we fail.
Published on: Aug 14, 2021  

With Kabul close to collapse, Shadi and Damir argue about the nature of the multiple screwups in Afghanistan, both long-term and of more recent vintage. What exactly is Biden doing wrong? Should we stay a bit longer, and if so, to what end? And what lessons should Americans learn from all if it?

Part 2 of the conversation is available here for subscribers. Shadi and Damir continue their fiery debate about Afghanistan. Much more on empire, why America's best intentions often fall flat, and why Shadi, as a human rights guy, is so conflicted about Afghanistan.  

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