Afghanistan’s collapse has geopolitical advantages for the US vs. China, Russia and Iran

While it's a major PR disaster, its fallout is a far bigger problem for America's global competitors.

Disastrously unprepared and chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is surely going to go down in the history books as one of the biggest self-inflicted humiliations of the American superpower. But for all the ridicule it has drawn, it’s a far bigger issue for Russia and China (among other regional stakeholders) than the US.

Many have drawn comparisons betwe…

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