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On Afghanistan, Mr. Trump, trust your instincts, not advice from Generals Groucho, Chico, and Harpo

Mr. President, your ghastly Afghanistan address on 21 August 2017 contained the same old nonsense of your predecessors, such as the mujahedin are thugs and losers who have nothing to with Islam, and Pakistan is the key to Afghanistan. It … Continue reading

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President Trump: Afghanistan is your easiest task — GET OUT

In recent days, there have been a number of straws in the wind claiming that the Trump administration is pondering whether to reinforce America’s utter defeat in Afghanistan by sending more U.S. troops there. The media report, for example, that … Continue reading

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On Non-Intervention, Egypt and al-Qaeda, and Afghanistan-Pakistan

Non-Intervention: In a series of media appearances this week on the issue of Egypt it was again driven home to me that non-interventionism and nationalism are two positions that are outside of what Tocqueville called the circle of acceptable free … Continue reading

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Not even Wikileaks can help: Obama’s inexplicable diplomacy in South Asia

Below is an essay that I wrote this week for the electronic journal The Diplomat. The title above is my original title. The journal changed it in a way that made it look like I endorsed Wikileaks’ illegal activities. The … Continue reading

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All for Israel? Even bribery, disloyalty, and keeping U.S. kids hungry?

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are publicly bribing Israel to halt settlement construction for 90 days in return for 20 F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft, valued at about $3 billion dollars. In other words, Israel, a gangster-ridden, theocratic … Continue reading

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