Media matters: Part I

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how media attention to bureaucratic failing can spur both action and resistance.

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A race to evacuate as Taliban asserts authority over Afghanistan

Top of The World: Two days after sweeping into power, the Taliban has declared general amnesty for Afghan government workers. And, US President Joe Biden defended the US pullout from Afghanistan in a statement on Monday, saying, “I stand squarely behind my decision. Also, Tropical Storm Grace has drenched Haiti with rain, just two days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed at least 1,419 people in the south and injured 6,000 others.

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Chaos in Kabul as Taliban takes over Afghanistan

Top of The World: The Taliban swept into Kabul on Sunday, installing itself in the presidential palace after taking over one provincial capital after another with shocking speed. For many Afghans, the widespread uncertainty gripping Afghanistan has led to a desperate rush to escape the country. Also, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti has left more than 1,200 people dead with thousands of homes and other buildings reduced to rubble.