The Fall of the Afghan Government and Its Significance for the World


Lucio Levi
Member of UEF Federal Committee, former President of UEF Italy

Afghanistan has the reputation of being the 'graveyard of empires’. This formula underlines the historical tendency that foreign powers – for example, the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, more recently the British Empire and the Soviet Union and now the United States and its allies – failed in the task of pacifying Afghanistan.