America

America 20 Years after 9/11 – Better or Worse

2021-09-20

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty or Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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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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Whither the US-German Relationship?

2021-07-27

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way out, and America still vulnerable to Trumpism, Germans can neither rely on their traditional protector nor pursue outright strategic autonomy...

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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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Criticizing the Pandemic

2021-06-01

Many of the trends that were visible two years ago – from aging populations and failing states to nuclear proliferation and cyber insecurity – remain acute.

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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 PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF U.S. SANCTIONS ENFORCEMENT

2021-03-23

For U.S. presidents, economic sanctions are the foreign policy equivalent of a Swiss Army knife — a dangerous, multifunctional tool that looks capable of solving many more problems than it actually can...

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America, China, and Taiwan - A Potential Tinderbox?

2021-03-23

At a time when Chinese American relations are at their lowest ebb since the Tiananmen Square Crisis, the US and China met in Alaska to try to resolve some of their issues, which include trade...

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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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How America Can Shore up Asian Order, A Strategy for Restoring Balance and Legitimacy

2021-01-17

Regional orders work best when they sustain both balance and legitimacy.

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Thousands gather in Tahrir Square for Remembrance of Airport Incident

2021-01-03

Since the early hours of today, thousands of people are heading toward Tahrir Square to participate in the remembrance...

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What Lifted Trump Could Sink Biden

2020-12-29

Donald Trump managed to receive 74 million votes despite countless failures for the simple reason that he presided over three years of a high-pressure economy ...

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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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The Vital but Delicate Task of Reviving the JCPOA

2020-12-15

Where maximum pressure was meant to further limit Irans nuclear work, instead it led to its expansion.

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Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Chief Raises Many Obstacles for Biden

2020-12-06

The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh poses many short terms and long-term questions. First, how was the killing done and who is responsible? How will the US and Iran react?..

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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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Trump Bruited Strike on Iran Civilian Nuclear Facilities, Which May Kill as Many as Did Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima

2020-11-25

They say that vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen...

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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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Why Trump Cries Electoral Fraud

2020-11-09

US President Donald Trump, perhaps unsurprisingly, has alleged fraud in the November 3 presidential election, without offering what anyone would consider real evidence...

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The 2020 Presidential Election – Who will win?

2020-11-03

For all the faith given to polls, they have been somewhat unreliable over the years. There was the 1948 presidential election that showed Dewey ahead of Truman by a sizable percentage.

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An American Civil War

2020-10-25

Who Are the Would Players?

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