Afghanistan good’nuf

There has been a phrase in use in Afghanistan for several years now.  This phrase captures the stated objectives for the overall mission.  This phrase represents the real objective, over and against the publicly stated objectives.  The phrase is “Afghanistan good enough“. 
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Deadly Veto

The vote at the United Nations this weekend reveals old fault lines from the Cold War period.  While the Syrian people will pay the price of realpolitik, there is no doubt that a multipolar world will require greater deftness on the part of the United States and its allies. Even with
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Suicide bombing in Afghanistan

The suicide bombing on 30 October was a deadly attack against a convoy traveling along the American University campus.   The attack was directed at ISAF forces and resulted in the death of 17 persons; at least 12 of whom were American.  ISAF stands for International Security Assistanc
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Gordian Knot

The United States, a nation state that has long espoused the values of democracy, self-determination, and representative governance is faced with a Gordian knot this week.  At a time when the “Arab Spring” is smoldering in the Middle East, the Palestinians will press their
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