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Afghanistan Is Trapped in a Taliban Time Warp

Evacuees in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August 2021.

Evacuees in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August 2021.

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A year has passed since the Taliban stormed into Kabul, taking advantage of the power vacuum left by the departure of US and allied troops from Afghanistan.

The militant group made big promises as it established its Islamic Emirate and offered a fresh start. Women would be free to work and study, there’d be no safe haven for terror groups and old foes would receive amnesty.