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The Taliban's Return to Power Is Reshaping the Middle East in Unexpected Ways

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban's new leadership has brought about a multitude of surprising alliances

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

The week the Taliban took over Kabul, a long convoy of buses followed Qatar’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Saeed bin Mubarak, on the way to the capital’s airport. The buses carried some 250 students and teachers who were extracted from a girls’ boarding school. They all boarded Qatar Airways planes and landed safely at Doha’s airport.

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