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Niall Ferguson On Why The End Of America’s Empire Won’t Be Peaceful

by Niall Fergusonvia The Economist
Friday, August 20, 2021

[Subscription Required] As it leaves Afghanistan in chaos, America’s decline mirrors Britain’s a century ago. It may also invite wider conflict, warns a historian.


Ripples Of Kabul

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

In the aftermath of the Afghan debacle, we must depoliticize and de-weaponize these warped agencies and incompetent institutions.

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Nearshoring: Combating Chinese Influence In The Western Hemisphere

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Congressman Mark E. Green, M.D. discusses with H.R. McMaster combating Chinese influence in the Western Hemisphere on Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00 PM ET.

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False Choices In Afghanistan

by Timothy Kanevia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The US mission there, as elsewhere around the world, was never simply “stay or go.” Biden failed to count both costs and benefits.


Biden’s Most Heartless Betrayal

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia UnHerd
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

America cares more about pronouns than the fate of Afghan women


The Afghan People Didn’t Choose The Taliban. They Fought And Died Alongside Us.

by Condoleezza Ricevia The Washington Post
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

It didn’t have to happen this way. The images of Afghans hanging from American transport planes at the Kabul airport are heartbreaking and harrowing. That this moment comes less than one month from the 20th anniversary of 9/11 is hard to believe and harder to accept.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “The Slow Drift Back”

interview with Joseph Felter, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, August 16, 2021

What went wrong in Afghanistan and the impact on US foreign policy.

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Fleeing Afghanistan

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, August 16, 2021

The worst possible message to our enemies across the world.


In Afghanistan, The Tragic Toll Of Washington Delusion

by H. R. McMaster, Bradley Bowmanvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 15, 2021

[Subscription Required] Pundits repeat the mantra that there was ‘no military solution.’ The Taliban seem to have come up with one.


The Consequences Of Afghanistan: Comments On Girard

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos Press
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Renaud Girard is an American-born French journalist, the author of several books on world affairs, especially the Middle East. In this trenchant commentary on the Afghan debacle, he recognizes the defeat for what it is, bluntly invoking the collapse of the imperial German army at the end of the First World War. Is that an overstatement or an unflinching naming of the collapse of an order?