Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again
Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.
It’s Not Too Late to Save America’s Afghan Allies
Here are three steps the Biden administration can take today.
Why Can’t Women End Wars?
Even as other domains of policy diversify, peacemaking is still left almost entirely to men.
The U.N. Must Investigate Nagorno-Karabakh War Crimes
Baku and Yerevan are not members of the International Criminal Court. That means an independent international investigation is needed to ensure accountability for atrocities.
Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars
The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.
Don’t Arm the Afghan Resistance
Supporting anti-Taliban fighters will spark a return to civil war, antagonize Pakistan, and draw the United States back into a conflict it sought to put behind it.
The U.S. Military Needs to Learn How to Train Auxiliary Armies
The Afghan army’s collapse shows American forces are using the wrong approach.
Pentagon Leaders Contradict Biden Over Troops in Afghanistan
Lawmakers raked Gen. Milley, Gen. McKenzie, and Defense Secretary Austin over the coals for the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan.
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.
Turkey Capitalizes on Afghanistan Distraction to Attack Kurdish Forces in Syria
Turkish airstrikes in Syria have escalated over the last month as the world concentrates on a different crisis.
How America Forgot It Needed to Understand The Enemy
Social scientists helped win World War II by judging enemy morale. But in Afghanistan, the U.S. kept getting it wrong.
When Germany Was China
Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.
NATO’s Man in Kabul
Stefano Pontecorvo spent his childhood in Kabul. Sixty years later, he coordinated the evacuation of 124,000 people before saying goodbye to the city himself.
Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says
But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes.
Korea Was the United States’ First Forever War
Incompetent U.S. forces did more harm than help for South Korea’s path to democracy.
The CIA Secretly Evacuated Most of Its Spies From Afghanistan
The agency has a long history of extracting people from danger zones.
Now America Must Help the Millions of Afghans It Left Behind
Engaging with a Taliban government will be painful. Washington will have to do it anyway.
Ahmad Massoud: ‘Peace Does Not Mean to Surrender’
The leader of the Afghan anti-Taliban resistance vows to battle in the encircled Panjshir Valley to keep alive his father’s dream.