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071110-A-2013C-074 A paratrooper from 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, watches as an aircraft flies overhead while dropping supplies in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Nov 9.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare)

Peace in Afghanistan?

America’s involvement in Afghanistan has to end. Yet, however well intentioned America’s withdrawal is, chaos and internal armed conflict will follow.

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

Despite calls for support from Czechoslovak democratic forces, the U.S. showed no intentions of increasing its influence in the republic following both World Wars.

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Norm diffusion involves the cost–benefit calculations of strategic behaviour enhancing the communicative reasoning of deliberative behaviour, and vice versa.

A New Taliban Leadership and Peace Prospects in Afghanistan

A New Taliban Leadership and Peace Prospects in Afghanistan

At present, there is little incentive for the Taliban to enter into peace talks. The military situation remains dynamic, and no stalemate is in sight.

Review – The Improbable War

Review – The Improbable War

While Coker fails to fully assess Chinese ‘soft power’ and potential involvement in proxy war, this persuasive book is likely to shape US opinion on policy towards China.

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

There is a need for political imagination that goes beyond immediate security interests, political and military transitions, and reconciliation with insurgent groups.

The Failed State Paradigm: A Response to Mazarr

The Failed State Paradigm: A Response to Mazarr

The US should not run away from weak states, but it must develop a new strategy in conjunction with other leading countries to help rebuild these states.

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

Rising Extremism: The Debate Over U.S. Arms Sales to Iraq

A US sale of Apache helicopters to Iraq would at best have no substantive effect on the short-term ability to combat al Qaeda. At worst, it would contribute to increased extremism in the region.

“The Clash of Civilizations” and Its Unexpected Liberalism

“The Clash of Civilizations” and Its Unexpected Liberalism

Is it possible that Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” thesis could actually be employed in an argument for liberalism? If so, George W. Bush’s foreign policy did just that.

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Instead of dying, the Air/Sea Battle concept has done nothing but pick up steam. The biggest problem with it is that it forces China to feel like enemy number one. Hopefully, they won’t start acting like enemy number one.

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