Category: War & Peace

Ghosts of Bagram

Fifteen years and counting …. centuries bear witness. The war in Afghanistan has a history, a more extended history than most every policy maker, pundit and political commentator has confronted directly or in passing. Here, as the war expands, Roger Morris reminds our readers of a brutal past and of Bagram’s ghosts

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Advocating Diplomacy

President speaks to the issue of international agreement with Iran — As delivered at American University — August 5, 2015  ◊ Obama: Arguments against Iran deal echo those favoring war in Iraq — Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama, seeking to amplify his campaign to garner congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal, declared Wednesday the decision […]

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Strobe v Vladimir

What is the president of the Brookings Institute’s thinking for an “endgame”? The recent escalation of the Ukrainian conflict has been accompanied by an escalation at Brookings with its positions urging greater US military involvement. In a series of strongly worded statements directed toward Vladimir Putin, Strobe Talbott takes hard lines and pushes for “lethal […]

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