Tag Archives: terrorism

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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Painful Coexistence

How do we deal with, and cope with, Jihadi terrorism?

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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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US Military: Too Much Tactics, Too Little Strategy

America and its military’s proclivity for perpetual war – and what that means for the war against Islamist terrorists.

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Qatar et al.: Donald Trump as a Saudi Lobbyist

Between two bad actors at odds in the Gulf, the U.S. President has volunteered to take sides. Aiding and abetting Saudi Arabia is dangerous.

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Trump Vs. Pakistan

As Trump is pressured to confront Pakistan for support of militants, Pakistan is one area where China and the US could find common cause.

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Americans’ Moby Dick: The 21st Century Edition

The “War On Terror” is entering its 16th year. But why does it have such a hold over Americans’ lives, culture and politics?

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The West and War: Culture Driving Conflict

When the world’s dominant culture exalts war, it is no wonder there is so much of it.

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The U.S.-Syria Scandal: Supporting Sectarian War

Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.

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The “Boytrap”: When the Islamic State Goes to Play Soccer

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

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