Nixon's handling of Vietnam and China could offer insights for Obama in Afghanistan.
The general was an innovative thinker in the midst of major changes in the Army.
Turkey shouldn't fall for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
A Department of Justice memo asserts that the executive branch can unilaterally order U.S. citizens murdered without so much as a criminal charge.
Peace with the PKK rebels could cement Erdogan's legacy; blowback from Syria could ruin it.
There is simply no justification for having a single American killed or wounded on the Afghan battlefield if all is certain to come to naught in a year’s time or less.
Sometimes America can't fix everything.
Ethnic hostilities, Islamic insurgencies, nationalist rivalries, intraregional grievances, and spillover from Afghanistan threaten to reintroduce civil conflict and the possibility of regime change from below.
Kabul is pursuing a Pakistan-brokered deal with the Taliban. It won't work.
A limited treatment is sometimes better medicine.
As the United States reduces its presence, Afghanistan's police and tribal leaders come to the fore.
Efforts to prepare the Afghans to fend off the Taliban on their own suffer from cultural tone-deafness.
Georgia's real problem is with Turkey, not Russia.
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