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Nato was a political failure in Afghanistan, says defence secretary
Ben Wallace says west’s ‘resolve was found wanting’ but Taliban did not inflict military defeat

Damien Gayle

26, Oct, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Aukus: France’s ambassador recall is ‘tip of the iceberg’, say analysts
French foreign minister makes no attempt to hide anger as former UK ambassador says announcement ‘puts a big rift in Nato alliance’

Kim Willsher

18, Sep, 2021 @8:19 PM

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‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals
With at least four women, including a pregnant mother, targeted and killed by Taliban fighters, female ex-officers feel abandoned by the world

Zahra Joya for Rukhshana Media and Zahra Nader

10, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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International talks aim for consensus on Taliban government
Western G7 powers are meeting Turkey, Qatar and Nato in Doha to discuss how Kabul airport could be reopened

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Aug, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Kabul is only the start: US allies feel the draught as Biden turns his back
Retreat from Afghanistan gives a clear signal of a US shift on counter-terrorism that leaves the rest of the world to fend for itself

Simon Tisdall

29, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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David Miliband: UK must engage with Taliban to deal with humanitarian crisis
Exclusive: Former foreign secretary urges western leaders not to follow withdrawal from Afghanistan with diplomatic abdication

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

27, Aug, 2021 @3:50 PM

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I served with the Nato mission in Afghanistan – it was a bloated mess | Anonymous
Nato promised Afghans a future, then made fundamental mistakes that failed them utterly, says a former soldier


27, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Guardian view on the G7 Afghanistan talks: desperate damage limitation | Editorial
Editorial: Lack of planning and coordination has left the west scrambling to do the right thing


23, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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After Afghanistan, the Pax Americana is over – as is Nato. About time too
Biden’s Afghan chaos means Europe can no longer rely on him. Let’s hope a more balanced security relationship emerges

Simon Tisdall

21, Aug, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Taliban seek no ‘revenge’ and all Afghans will be ‘forgiven’
Islamist group’s spokesman uses first press conference to urge people trying to flee via Kabul airport to return home

Peter Beaumont

17, Aug, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Taliban fighters capture Afghan city at strategic junction north of Kabul
Officials in Pul-e-Khumri say government forces abandoned compounds during heavy fighting, as Biden says Afghans must fight for themselves

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat and Peter Beaumont

11, Aug, 2021 @5:09 AM

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Civil servant who lost MoD files at a bus stop was to be UK’s ambassador to Nato
Angus Lapsley’s promotion not ruled out despite his mislaying secret documents in Kent

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

03, Aug, 2021 @3:16 PM

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