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Stabilization Of Afghanistan: The Little Engine That Couldn’t

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Jul-06-2018 | Article

“Between 2001 and 2017, U.S. government efforts to stabilize insecure and contested areas in Afghanistan mostly failed.” Those are not my words. They’re not from some partisan pundit or ideological crusader. It’s the conclusion reached by the Special Inspector General who’s been investigating U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan for the past six years (SIGAR)... Read More »

The Shrinking Ambitions of Donald Trump’s ‘Infrastructure’ Plan

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Jul-02-2018 | Article

ther than shouting about building a wall on the US-Mexico border, one of Donald Trump’s most frequently proclaimed promises on the 2016 campaign trail was the launching of a half-trillion-dollar plan to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure (employing large numbers of workers in the process). Eighteen months into his administration, no credible proposal for anything near that scale has been made... Read More »

Pump Up The Pentagon

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Jul-02-2018 | Article

Other than shouting about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Donald Trump’s most frequently proclaimed promises on the 2016 campaign trail was the launching of a half-trillion-dollar plan to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure (employing large numbers of workers in the process).... Read More »

McCarthyism Revisited

by CIP

Counter Punch, Jun-28-2018 | Article

By Melvin A. Goodman... Read More »

Trump's Assault on the World Order

by William D. Hartung

New York Times, Jun-23-2018 | Letter

Ms. Schake is correct in asserting that President Trump’s assault on the current liberal order could make the world a more dangerous place. But she presents an idealized version of American leadership that doesn’t square with historical reality... Read More »

A TALE OF TWO SANCTIONS

by Sarah Jolley, Hannah Poteete

Inkstick, Jun-15-2018 | Article

On May 13, just days after Trump announced the US would leave the Iran deal, Trump administration officials made the Sunday talk show rounds with one clear message: if European companies continue to do business with Iran, the US will slap them with sanctions... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: May 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Jun-12-2018 | Article

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of May... Read More »

Who is this woman standing next to Trump?

by Diana Ohlbaum

Washington Post, Jun-11-2018 | Letter

The June 2 front-page article “Summit with Kim will go forward, Trump announces,” about reinstatement of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was accompanied by a photograph of Trump and two others... Read More »

An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

by Win Without War

Human Rights Watch, Jun-08-2018 | Letter

As organizations working to protect children in situations of war, we sincerely welcome your decision in 2017 to include the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition along with other violators in the annexes of your Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed (“Annual Report”) based on credible UN-verified evidence of violations against children in armed conflict... Read More »

The Future is African

by Salih Booker

Washington Post, Jun-07-2018 | Article

Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of the century... Read More »

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