Thursday, July 7

Ghani, alone against the Taliban

Correspondent in Jerusalem



The president of Afghanistan is increasingly alone in his palace. The big question circulating through the corridors of this armored compound in the heart of Kabul and through the offices of embassies and international organizations present in the Afghan capital is: how long will it last after the departure of the US troops? Ashraf Ghani (Logar, 1949) has a plan, but no one has listened to his words for a long time. Joe Biden received him at the White House, a farewell meeting as the US is in a hurry to close a two-decade war in which it has suffered 2,400 casualties. Biden is no longer interested in Ghani’s plan to link the US withdrawal to