Tag Archives: War

“Generalissimo of the Nation”

That is the subtitle of this excellent paper by our friend William Adler, a professor of American politics at Northeastern University.  His short paper is about war-making and the presidency in the early republic, and it’s one of our favorite papers from this … Continue reading

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Information asymmetry (Kremlin edition)

The West has no idea what Russia is willing to do, but Russia knows exactly what the West will – and, more important, will not – do. This has created a dangerous asymmetry, which could spell disaster for the international … Continue reading

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This is what hypocrisy looks like …

From US Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on 2 March 2014 on the CBS News show “Face the Nation”: Well, it’s an incredible act of aggression. It is really a stunning willful choice by president Putin to invade another country. Russia is in … Continue reading

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The most dangerous road in the world

According to this report in the Sunday Times, it’s Highway 1 in Afghanistan. Here is an excerpt from the Times’ report: After spending billions of dollars upgrading and repaving Highway 1, the [US-led] military coalition is now leaving its protection … Continue reading

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Should Afghanistan become the 51st State?

The United States launched “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan in October 2001, and although US forces quickly removed the stubborn leaders of the Taliban from power and shut down the training camps of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, we have … Continue reading

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