Checks and Balance: The reckoning

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As the withdrawal from Afghanistan descends into chaos, we consider failures in intelligence, the international reaction to America’s disorderly exit and whether decades of American involvement leave any positive legacy for the Afghan people. 

The Economist’s US editor John Prideaux hosts with Laurel Miller of the International Crisis Group; Dr Weeda Mehran, who grew up under the Taliban; James Astil, The Economist’s Washington bureau chief and former Afghanistan reporter, and Jon Fasman, US digital editor.

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