“Afghanistan presents Joe Biden with one of the most immediate and vexing problems of his Presidency. If he completes the military withdrawal, he will end a seemingly interminable intervention and bring home thousands of troops. But, if he wants the war to be considered anything short of an abject failure, the Afghan state will have to be able to stand on its own.” Dexter Filkins in The New Yorker: Last Exit from Afghanistan. (After all the destruction, are we really going to hand the country back to the Taliban madmen?)

+ “I even receive threats because of what I do, but I came back to Afghanistan to teach animation to other young girls and to one day open a university here.” ‘I’d like to join Pixar one day’: meet Afghanistan’s first female animator.