How America Won the War in Afghanistan

By Brandon Scott

The Second World War ruined our concept of conflict. It led us to believe that conflicts are wars, and wars consist of two sides fighting, with a singular monolithic outcome that one side wins. Everyone comes home. There is a parade. A sailor kisses a woman. Boom. War won. This is a myth of epic proportions. Conflict is not war, though wars are a part...

General Petraeus and the Question of Torture

By Peter Isackson

The end of the US engagement in Afghanistan has produced a moment of reckoning for the nation. Everything to do with that war will inevitably be reviewed by commentators. Its origins in the 9/11 attacks of 2001 are already the focus of everyone’s attention. So is its crucial role as the intended prelude to the real war in Iraq. There are other important considerations, such...

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Why Texas’ Abortion Law Matters

Why Texas’ Abortion Law Matters

By Monica Weller

It has not yet been 50 years since women were able to open a bank account without a male cosigner or since Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973 ensuring women the right to safe and legal abortion. However, by refusing to halt the implementation of Texas’s anti-abortion law, Senate...


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Russia Wants to Portray the West as a Failure

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The Interview

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has waxed and waned for several decades. The roots of it stem far beyond the most recent clashes in May that once again brought death and disaster to the region. The question arises: How far back do we look for an explanation of the current violence? Do we start with the 1967 conflict that resulted in Israel occupying...

By Abul-Hasanat Siddique & Avi Shlaim