Contrary to conventional wisdom, terrorists don’t moderate just because they have to fulfil the normal obligations of civic governance.
Soon it will be able to direct attacks abroad.
America has made a foolish deal with the devil.
The first Islamist group to congratulate the Taliban for its victory.
Will the desire to recreate imperial Persia outweigh shared hostility to the U.S.?
It’s no friend of the Taliban, but the Taliban will never restrain it from attacking the West.
There is much concern over pronouns and microaggressions, and little for teenage girls being sold into slavery.
The consequences to the U.S. could be deadly.
Could it seek to create a new Iraq or Syria?
Another once-flourishing community comes to an end.
Downplaying Soviet brutality.
The U.S. should learn from its mistakes in Iraq.
And has been since 2010.