After Afghanistan, How Probable Is Peace?

September 07, 2021

As the world speculates about the future of Afghanistan, some key figures in the West — with a vested interest in how things evolve militarily — are today claiming to show the clairvoyance that has consistently failed them in the past. Many have criticized President Joe Biden’s...

How the Last Superpower Was Unchained

July 02, 2018

In the 21st century, insurgent movements, now largely religious or terror-based or both, offer a grim new version of containment to the last superpower. Think of it as the all-American version of the human comedy: a great power that eternally knows what the world needs and offers copious advice...

How Washington Created a Never-Ending Blowback Machine

March 22, 2018

One form of blowback from the disastrous wars that were meant to create the basis for a Pax Americana helped to produce the conditions that put Donald Trump in the White House. You want to see “blowback” in action? That's easy enough. All you need is a vague sense of how Google search...

Global War on Terror: Mapping a World From Hell

January 16, 2018

America's war on terror has now spread to 76 countries across the globe.  He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest American garrison in Afghanistan. All news of his visit...