Emile Simpson

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Why We Failed to Win a Decisive Victory in Afghanistan

Shifting political allegiances, not smashing enemies, should have been the goal. And that holds true for the campaign against the Islamic State as well.

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The Moral Tragedy of Scottish Independence

The injustice of watching from England as the Scots destroy the United Kingdom.

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Give Putin a Way Out

With Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border, the talk of war is getting louder. But it doesn’t have to happen.

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The U.S.-Led International Order Is Dead

Long live a new era of America's halting involvement in a world not of its own making.

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Snoozing in the Backseat

Britain has been irrelevant in Ukraine's crisis. If it leaves the EU, it will only become more insignificant.

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Rand Paul Is Right

The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.

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The Panopticon Paradox

When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?

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Checked Out

Why Hamid Karzai's fickle recklessness imperils the future of Afghanistan.

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About Emile Simpson

Emile Simpson is the author of War From the Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics and served in the British Army from 2006-2012 as an infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles.

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