Tag Archives: Taliban

Quo Vadis, America?

Enmeshing itself in unnecessary wars has weakened the United States considerably, both materially and in terms of international prestige.

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US and Afghanistan: War Lost, Empire Prevailing?

Unless the U.S. can accept a more modest role in a multipolar world, more Afghanistan-type misadventures are inevitable.

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Afghanistan: A Bellwether for Saudi-Iranian Rivalry?

Afghanistan could emerge as a venue for Middle Eastern rivalries.

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EU Strategic Autonomy in Afghanistan? The View from Delhi

The EU’s foreign policy approaches to Iran and Afghanistan demonstrate the challenges for the world’s middle powers.

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In Charts: The Afghanistan War

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.

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The Taliban and the US: Accepting the Inevitable

It took the deaths of 2,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans to reach the agreement to end the longest war in U.S. history.

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The Afghan Quagmire: Corruption Persists

Corruption and the lack of the rule of law is a fundamental cause of the Afghan debacle.

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The Illusion of Strategy in Afghanistan: No Change in Pakistan’s Malice

Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.

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The BRICS Turn Against Pakistan

Pakistan’s hopes to resist mounting U.S. anti-terrorism pressure by aligning itself closer with China and Russia may be disappearing fast.

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Ending Pakistan’s Export of Jihadists: The Key to Win in Afghanistan

A policy to win in Afghanistan requires undermining the Taliban’s strategic base – the external support and sanctuary that Pakistan continues to provide.

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