Russia and China regarding Afghanistan withdrawal

September 1, 2021

The reality is that Chinese and Russian bad behavior is only possible in a world that is U.S.-organized.

Afghanistan veteran Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.K. House of Commons, on America’s action.
  • Tugendhat went on to say: “You can only be an angry teenager if you know that your dad is still going to put petrol in the car the next day.”
  • While Russia and China, both mentioned by President Biden in his remarks on the war’s end, have used the withdrawal against the U.S. to their own benefit, experts on both countries say there’s an unease about America leaving Afghanistan – a nation in the “backyard” of both countries.

Why This Matters: This article highlights an emerging foreign policy discussion from those who separate the way in which the U.S. evacuation was carried out (which some call “monstrous”) from the actual decision to withdraw from Afghanistan.

In Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Reshuffles Global Power Relations

by Jenna Lee,