08.23.21. Deadlines


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This week, as the deadlines for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan looms nearer, we look at the challenges the Biden Administration faces as the Taliban warns of potential “consequences.”

As floods have ravaged parts of the Southeast in recent days, hurricane season heats up as northeastern states were recently slammed, breaking annual records for rainfall in New York. Meanwhile, the FDA has now fully authorized Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, but will this encourage more people to receive the vaccine who have held out for fear of side effects?

Then turning our attention toward the crisis in Afghanistan, as the Biden Administration has now said the U.S. will be out of the country by August 31, the Taliban has warned of potential “consequences” if evacuation efforts were to be drawn out beyond the stated deadlines. In addition to the Taliban’s increasing resistance to cooperating during the withdrawal, reports of ISIL and Al Qaeda returning to Afghanistan have national security and terrorism experts concerned. We examine the quickly developing situation on this week’s episode of Middle Theory.

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