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China, Africa, and the U.S. Fiasco in Afghanistan

Afghan men stand next to a torn poster of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. Wakil Kohsar / AFP

We all woke up to a different world today with the shocking images of Monday’s bungled U.S. evacuation from Kabul still overflowing our social media feeds and this nagging feeling that something big, really big happened that we still don’t fully understand.

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