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Geographies Of Populism And The End Of The Afghanistan War

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos Press
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The stunning end to the twenty-year war in Afghanistan with an unambiguous defeat has had little consequences in American domestic politics. To be sure, the final rout may have contributed to President Biden’s decline in public opinion polls, but there are plenty of other reasons for that. The end of the Afghanistan War, surely a matter of historical import, just disappeared into the news cycle. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons From Digital India

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Over the past five years, India’s mobile-internet and digital-services ecosystem has grown rapidly, owing to the pioneering efforts of large private-sector players. Although this industry-led growth is somewhat unusual, it offers a model that could benefit other developing countries.

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Women’s Rights In Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Senator Joni Ernst in conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET.

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Pacific Century: Talking China With The Commandant Of The Marines

interview with David Bergervia The Pacific Century
Thursday, November 18, 2021

General David Berger on the Marines’ shift to the Pacific.


Striking A New Global Balance Of Power With India

by David C. Mulfordvia The Hill
Monday, November 15, 2021

If the current global supply shortage is causing both consumers and industries economic pain, then the United States and its allies should prepare for the supply chain calamity that will happen should China make a move on Taiwan or exert greater control of the South China Sea. 

Co-Author: John Rivera-Dirks

In the News

Afghan Ambassadors To Speak At 7th Annual Texas Women, Peace, And Security Symposium

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Texas A&M Today
Friday, November 5, 2021

The symposium will address the future of Afghan women after the fall of Kabul.

Caravan Notebook Podcast
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Repercussions Of The Afghanistan Withdrawal

interview with Tom Tugendhat, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, November 4, 2021

A Discussion with Tom Tugendhat, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Analysis and Commentary

More Hot Air: Stock Market Surge

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Telegraph (India)
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

But is the bull run truly reflective of the underlying structural economic fundamentals?

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How The Doha Agreement Guaranteed US Failure In Afghanistan

by Lisa Curtisvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

This essay examines how the poorly negotiated US-Taliban agreement undermined the Afghan government and institutions and facilitated the Taliban’s rise to power in August 2021. The rush to conclude a deal with the Taliban undermined US counterterrorism interests and emboldened hard-liners within the Taliban movement. The United States must recommit to human rights and counterterrorism in Afghanistan and avoid rewarding the Taliban with diplomatic recognition until they have earned it.

Analysis and Commentary

Biden Must Build On Trump's Partnership With India

by S. Paul Kapurvia National Interest
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Grounding U.S. India policy in five key principles can help the Biden administration build upon the efforts of past administrations, avoiding pitfalls that could stymie U.S.-India cooperation, and leveraging opportunities that will advance it.