Russia And China: Are U.S. Enemies Aligning?

China and Russia both value strategic autonomy and do not want military obligations where no mutual interests are at play—China does not want to get involved in Ukraine any more than Russia wants to get involved in Taiwan. But Sino-Russian ties are noticeably strengthening and will continue to strengthen so long as shared interests outweigh sticking points. […]

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The West’s Unspoken Failure In Afghanistan

Many fingers have been pointed and many culprits suggested in connection with the West’s debacle in Afghanistan. But there is great reluctance to talk about the most fundamental problem: the absence of a common Afghan national identity and the US-led coalition’s diffidence about nurturing one. Read More Here

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Why U.S. Troops Are Often Overseas

There are no forever wars, war is forever or at least until such time as U.S. adversaries cease to challenge us or, as Abraham Lincoln suggested, we make friends of them. In America’s present reality this means, in effect, that war will be part of the human condition for the foreseeable future.  Why can’t we […]

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The Colonial Trap

US President Joe Biden knew what British Prime Minister Clement Attlee knew in 1947: Once you make local elites dependent on the power and money of a foreign occupier, it becomes almost impossible to leave without causing mayhem. And the longer the foreign power stays, the worse the mayhem often becomes. Read More Here

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