American foreign policy is becoming ruthlessly simple
So many lives lost, a trillion dollars spent, yet the Taleban is resurgent
Fear has driven the Arab states to support the West’s great enemy
All bets are off when the US troops pull out
Western withdrawal need not mean civil war in Afghanistan. But America must talk to the Taleban
Sectarian bloodshed, in Afghanistan and Egypt, is a tool to thwart democracy and diplomacy
The extraordinary raw intelligence leaks from the Afghan battlefield confirmed what many people already believed, or feared, about the war.