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Trump’s Afghanistan Policy: More of the Same

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President Trump finally gave the American people his long promised strategy for Afghanistan in an address to a predominantly military audience in Fort Myer, Virginia. The 16-year conflict, America’s longest war, was a major focus of his criticism during the campaign. As a candidate, Mr. Trump strongly criticized the strategy and goals of his predecessor, […]

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Band of Brothers: Afghanistan, NATO & Catalonia by Alex Calvo

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Alex Calvo is a Professor of International Relations and International Law, and guest professor at Nagoya University. An expert on Asian security and defense issues, he got his LLB from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) and is currently doing an MA in Second World War Studies at the University […]

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Remembering “Dubya”

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Friday April 26th was the inauguration of the George W Bush Presidential Library. Former President Bush thus continues the tradition begun by Franklin Roosevelt of establishing a central repository where all the documents and memorabilia relevant to the President’s Administration can be found[1]. It is also a center dedicated to the lustering of names and […]

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The Other War

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On the 21st of January during his second inaugural address, President Obama made clear his intentions to bring home the majority of combat troops deployed in Afghanistan in 2013. A few might stay as advisors to the Afghan army, though even that remains in doubt given the mounting number of coalition casualties inflicted by so-called “friendlies”. […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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