The Afghan Handover (The Weekly Standard Nov.17, 2014)

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The Afghan Handover (The Weekly Standard Nov.17, 2014)

It’s not too late for the president to rethink his arbitrary end date Kabul With less than two months to go until the end of the mission, the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul can feel a little forlorn. You still encounter an amazing mix of uniforms, headgear, ethnicities, and accents, with Macedonian troops brushing [Read more…]

Enemies, Allies and Kurdistan (Weekly Standard, Nov. 03, 2014)

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The Case For a Major New US Military Base It is not clear at the time of writing if Turkey will or will not allow the United States to use the NATO air base at Incirlik for airstrikes against ISIS forces in Syria and Iraq. On October 13, national security adviser Susan Rice announced that Turkey [Read more…]

Britain's Heart of Darkness (Commentary, October 2014)

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The Rot in Rotherham A scandal involving rape, ethnicity, religion, and the willful failure of Britain’s public authorities to protect thousands of girls from horrific exploitation has become international news. But while some of the revelations of the barbarities practiced in the town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire and elsewhere in England are fresh, the story [Read more…]

Why Americans (And the West) Should Care About Scottish Secession (TWS Sept. 18 2014)

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This week’s referendum on Scottish independence may seem like an obscure, perhaps even Ruritanian quarrel to many Americans, but it has profound implications not just for the U.K. and Europe but also for the United States. Most of the debate in the U.K. and elsewhere about Scottish secession has concentrated on whether an independent Scotland could [Read more…]