Tell Me How This Ends: The Afghanistan Edition

“What we’re doing right now is a recipe for endless war. If a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban is the desired end goal, why waste time on this song-and-dance with increasing troops and giving it two years?”

Russia’s Threat Is Overhyped – The Seth & Chris Show

I was interviewed by Chris Buskirk of the “Seth & Chris Show” where I discussed my recent research into the Russian (non)-threat and how America is in danger of turning Russia into an actual threat, when it is in reality a potential strategic partner.

America’s Iran Policy Adrift

The Trump Administration needs to decide if it is going to contain Iran or engage. If it decides to engage Iran, it will set the tables for the Islamic Republic’s ascent into the nuclear club which, in turn, will spark a nuclear arms race in the Mideast, and potentially destabilize the entire world system.

France For All Or France For the French?

With the pending French presidential election on May 7, I argue that the election is about whether France will be “for all” or for the French. I estimate Marine Le Pen, the Right-wing nationalistic-populist, has a 60% chance of winning.

The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond

On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.