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EU mulls spending $355m to resettle 30,000 Afghan refugees

The European Commission made the proposal to EU ambassadors at an August 26 meeting on Afghanistan, according to a diplomatic note seen by Bloomberg News. By Alberto NardelliBloomberg The European Union has floated a plan to spend 300 million euros ($355 million) to resettle about 30,000 refugees inside the bloc in…
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September 1, 2021
Unwelcome Refugees

How the Senate Botched the Afghanistan Withdrawal

On August 1—two months after the Rose Garden announcement of a legislative “framework” for an infrastructure bill dissolved into more protracted negotiations—Democratic and Republican senators pointed to a bipartisan deal as proof positive that “the Senate can work when given the opportunity to do so.” Just weeks later, fresh doubts…
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August 26, 2021
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Biden Has Two Weeks to Save As Many Afghans As He Can

While the United States lost the Afghanistan War a long time ago, the scale of the defeat became undeniable when Kabul fell to the Taliban on Sunday. The Afghan government, built in the awkward image of Western liberal democracies, floundered and collapsed as the Taliban captured one provincial redoubt after…
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August 17, 2021