Showing posts from September, 2021

The Implications of the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Examining the Challenges and Consequences

The United States has officially completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking the end of nearly 20 years of military intervention in the country. As someone who has followed the conflict closely over the years, I find myself reflecting on the events that have led us to this point, and the implications of this momentous decision for the future of Afghanistan and the wider region. The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has brought renewed attention to the ongoing challenges facing the Afghan state, particularly in terms of security and stability. For years, the US has been working to build a functioning Afghan state that can stand on its own two feet, but these efforts have been hampered by a range of factors, including corruption, weak institutions, and ongoing violence from extremist groups like the Taliban. One of the most troubling aspects of the Afghan state is the issue of corruption. Despite years of efforts to combat this problem, it remains a pervasive issue that has

9/11 +20 years

I can hardly believe that 20 years have passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. I was only 13 years old at the time, and it was the last days of my summer vacation in Romania. I remember waking up late that day, eager to spend the rest of my day playing with my friends and enjoying the last bits of summer freedom. But later that day, as I turned on the television, I saw something that would change my life forever. The news was showing the images of the Twin Towers in New York City on fire, and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was shocking, confusing, and scary all at once. That day, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost in the United States, and it was a tragedy that shook the world. It was a senseless act of violence that left many families and communities in pain and suffering. I couldn't understand how someone could be capable of such cruelty. After that day, the world changed in profound ways. The United States launched a global war on terrorism, and many