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Afghanistan - Twenty-Year War Finally Ends

2021-09-08

On August 31st, US forces left Kabul after 20 years. Although the White House called the final evacuation “an extraordinary success,” it was considered by everyone else, including America’s allies, as a disaster.

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America Withdraws from Afghanistan

2021-07-19

The sudden withdrawal surprised everyone, including America’s Afghan allies. The Afghanistan base command was unaware of the withdrawal until after the last American left.

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The New Brinkmanship

2021-07-07

Brinkmanship between the military forces of major powers has been a part of international relations for centuries. Although they risked war, these provocations also allowed militaries to train their forces

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Biden Could Midwife a New Iraq

2021-07-07

On June 17, after almost a decade of trying, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a substantial bipartisan margin to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force , which permitted the invasion of Iraq, the ouster of Saddam Hussein...

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Prospects and Hopes in 2021 Iraqi Elections

2021-06-12

Authority, in Iraq, has always showed it presence across state’s institutions. If we want to analyze this presence and its influence...

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Palestinian Rocket Arsenal and The Iron Dome

2021-06-01

The easiest fuel to make and the basic propellant for the Palestinian rockets made in Gaza, is what is commonly known as ...

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The Mirage of Artificial Intelligence

2021-03-22

Military men still dream of war machines driven by artificial intelligence (AI). However, the dream remains just that – a dream. Even as computer technology improves, scientists discover that the concept of intelligence...

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The World of Drones

2021-03-04

The increased use of drone warfare globally is raising the issue of the proliferation of drones. Several countries have agreed to set out international standards for the use of military drones.

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The unseen 'slow violence' that affects millions

2021-02-08

Not all violence is fast. Hidden in plain sight across society, there is a kind of harm that happens too slowly to see, says Richard Fisher.

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The Danger of Deplatforming Trump

2021-01-17

Efforts to remove Donald Trump’s online platform have been widely praised as crucial to mitigating the risk of further incitement of violence...

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An explicit roadmap to restore the state

2021-01-14

A glimpse of hope was seen with the new government formation of Al-Kadhemi that coincided with ending the threat of ISIS...

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Assessing the Seriousness of the Latest Cyber-attacks

2020-12-29

In addition to the rising Covid-19 case numbers in US and most of the world during this holiday season, the US and others have suffered a rash of cyber-attacks...

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Five Cheers for 2021

2020-12-29

After a year of death, despair, and deep uncertainty, there are glimmers of light on the horizon. Not only is responsible leadership returning to the United States, but there is...

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Lebanon’s Food Insecurity and the Path Toward Agricultural Reform

2020-12-13

Without deep legislative and structural reforms, Lebanons agricultural sector could suffer severely, pushing even more people out of work and into poverty.

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The US Military After 4 Years of a Trump Presidency

2020-11-25

How has Trump done in the last four years? The fact is that it is a mixed bag. Trump is drawing down US forces in the Middle East despite serious opposition in the US military bureaucracy...

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The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories

2020-11-19

What if major elections, wars and events had turned out differently? Samuel Arbesman explores the detail and delights of maps that plot alternative worlds to our own.

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The truth about British stoicism

2020-11-09

Brits, according to many outsiders, are reserved, repressed, resilient, unemotional and self-controlled. But how did the stiff upper lip become so closely associated with Britain?

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The US needs Europe to end the 'forever wars' in the Middle East

2020-11-09

The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East.

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Antitrust Alone Won’t Fix the Innovation Problem

2020-11-03

For all the attention on antitrust enforcement against the biggest US technology companies, the more important issue for the economy concerns the direction of technological change.

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The grim fate that could be ‘worse than extinction’

2020-10-25

What would it take for a global totalitarian government to rise to power indefinitely? This nightmare scenario may be closer than first appears.

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Divided We Stand

2020-10-25

With America heading for one of the most fraught and potentially disastrous presidential elections in its history, it is difficult to see how such a deeply polarized ...

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Listen to the Science

2020-10-22

There are also deepening social and economic crises. The pandemic has battered national economies, exacerbated many forms of inequality, and sown distrust and social unrest around the world...

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Five lessons for successfully investing in people

2020-10-21

Access to health services in Morocco has been significantly enhanced as a result of the expansion of health insurance coverage and the establishment of a system for providing subsidized care...

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