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Analysis and Commentary

Joe Biden Is Deaf Dumb And Blind To The Chaos The US Has Unleashed

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Telegraph
Saturday, August 28, 2021

[Subscription Required] The administration is ignoring history by putting blink faith in the goodwill of the murderous Taliban.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Afghanistan And The Death Of Pax Americana

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 26, 2021

The withdrawal from Afghanistan is going poorly. Was there a better way?

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The Long War And U.S. Policy In South Asia And The Middle East

via Fellow Talks
Thursday, August 26, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and General John Abizaid discuss the evolution of the Long War against jihadist terrorist organizations, what is at stake across the greater Middle East, and what we might learn from our experience since 9-11.

Afghanistan, Andrzej Dudzinski
Analysis and Commentary

Forty Years Of Misunderstanding Islam

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, August 26, 2021

When will it be time to listen to what the jihadists tell us about their faith-based hostility and ambitions?


Biden’s Cruel Summer

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

With the Taliban’s sudden reconquest of Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden is learning how quickly “inbox problems” can derail other objectives. Whether he will recover and salvage his legislative agenda remains to be seen; history offers conflicting lessons.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: America After The Trump Presidency

interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Trump’s presence in the political landscape and the prospects of “Trumpism” beliefs moving forward.

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The Return Of The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan: A Conversation With Asfandyar Mir

interview with Asfandyar Mir, Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Asfandyar Mir joins the podcast to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan, the political dynamics of the Taliban, and the threat of al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

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Islam In Taiwan: The Unlikely Story Of An Important Global Partnership

by Kelly Anne Hammondvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

There is an important community of Muslims in Taiwan that has long provided a leverage point for the island government in its international posturing in relation to the Chinese Communist Party. Examining Taiwan’s engagement with Muslims also brings together two seemingly unrelated aspects of US foreign policy: Washington's forceful criticism of Beijing’s mistreatment of the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang, and its reiterated commitment to the defense of Taiwan. 

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GoodFellows: Papier-Mâché Tiger

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

America’s inability to adequately game-plan and execute a clean withdrawal from Afghanistan brings into question the foresight and competency of the nation’s political and foreign policy establishment. Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss what went wrong in Kabul, the harm done to US prestige, and whether the image of a weakened America at odds with its NATO allies opens the door to Chinese and Russian aggression.

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The Dire Consequences Of Afghanistan

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 23, 2021

Biden’s hasty pullout, in defiance of military advice and strategic patience, has raised the odds of both local and global conflict.