From “New World Order” to “No World Order”

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by John Feffer George H.W. Bush made a bold pronouncement on September 11, 1990. Even though Iraq had recently invaded Kuwait and the collapse of the Soviet Union was still more than a year away, Bush proclaimed the imminent dawn… Continue Reading  

Iraq on the Brink

by Emile Nakhleh Much blame could go around regarding the current chaos in Iraq and the recent territorial gains of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Four contributing factors stand out: The 2003 decision by the Bush administration… Continue Reading  

How the U.S. Created the Afghan War — and Then Lost It

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The Unreported Story of How the Haqqani Network Became America’s Greatest Enemy* by Anand Gopal It was a typical Kabul morning. Malik Ashgar Square was already bumper-to-bumper with Corolla taxis, green police jeeps, honking minivans, and angry motorcyclists. There were boys… Continue Reading  

Gates on the Israeli Tail’s Attempt to Wag the Dog in 2007

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by Jim Lobe I’ve been slowly reading Robert Gates’ Duty over the last week or so and some of it is quite pertinent in light of the recent recommendation by JINSA’s Michael Makovsky and Lt. Gen. David Deptula (ret.) in the Wall Street Journal that… Continue Reading  

How Not to Show Decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind

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by Paul Pillar via The National Interest The role that foreign views play in policy debate in Washington and especially on Capitol Hill has taken some strange forms lately, and none stranger than with the hot topic of the Iranian… Continue Reading