Ed: 46: September/2021

The US-trained Afghan army was improving, but everyone knew it was not yet ready to operate without international assistance (Source: Flickr)

Afghanistan didn’t have to end this way

August 25, 2021 | Paul Miller

Israeli judoka Raz Hershko (left) and Saudi opponent Tahani Alqahtani (YouTube screenshot)

Scribblings: Olympian Disdain

August 25, 2021 | Tzvi Fleischer

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: Seeking to exploit the US defeat in Afghanistan to aggressively advance Iran’s regional goals (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Iran celebrates US Afghanistan disaster

August 24, 2021 | Ariel Ben Solomon

Gold medal gymnast Artem Dolgopyat (Source: Twitter)

Olympian Heights 

August 24, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

Numerous countries helped the Taliban achieve their victory, including Pakistan, Qatar and, to some extent, Iran (Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan’s Winners

August 24, 2021 | Seth Frantzman

Israel has pioneered third dose “boosters” for its most vulnerable citizens – a policy now being taken up by other Western nations (Source: Flickr)

Virus versus Vaccines

August 24, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro

The Taliban victory is likely to create a perception of Islamist ascendancy across the Middle East and beyond

Afghanistan Disaster

August 24, 2021 | Eran Lerman

A Taliban fighter stands guard at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 17 August 2021. (Credit: EPA/Stringer/AAP)

Editorial: Picking up the pieces

August 23, 2021 | Colin Rubenstein