Enmeshing itself in unnecessary wars has weakened the United States considerably, both materially and in terms of international prestige.
Unless the U.S. can accept a more modest role in a multipolar world, more Afghanistan-type misadventures are inevitable.
Afghanistan could emerge as a venue for Middle Eastern rivalries.
The EU’s foreign policy approaches to Iran and Afghanistan demonstrate the challenges for the world’s middle powers.
A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the longest war is U.S. history.
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.
Corruption and the lack of the rule of law is a fundamental cause of the Afghan debacle.
Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s hopes to resist mounting U.S. anti-terrorism pressure by aligning itself closer with China and Russia may be disappearing fast.
A policy to win in Afghanistan requires undermining the Taliban’s strategic base – the external support and sanctuary that Pakistan continues to provide.