Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily
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Why the United States Will Not Leave Afghanistan Voluntarily

In 2013 Tom Engelhardt wrote, referring to the United States presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where at eight United States air strikes had killed almost 300 wedding guests: “we have become a nation of wedding crashers, the uninvited guests who arrived under false pretenses, tore up the place, offered nary and apology, and refused…

After the Failed Attempt at Syrian Regime Change, the Next Target Is Hezbollah
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After the Failed Attempt at Syrian Regime Change, the Next Target Is Hezbollah

After more than seven years of war with the goal of changing the Syrian regime, the target has now become Hezbollah. But the question remains: after the failure of the 2006 war, what can the enemies of this organization do to achieve their goal? Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said in his most recent speech that…

Putin’s Wedding Trip Seals Marriage of Convenience with Merkel
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Putin’s Wedding Trip Seals Marriage of Convenience with Merkel

It was supposed to be a low-key, traditional Austrian wedding until Vladimir Putin pulled up in a black limo. The bride was Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, a top energy analyst and former professor at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and the European Business School in Frankfurt. She knows all there is to know about…

Trump Is Using the Bill Clinton Playbook and It Just Might Work
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Trump Is Using the Bill Clinton Playbook and It Just Might Work

The parallels are remarkable. Twenty years ago this month, a special prosecutor investigating the president was weeks away from releasing a report accusing the chief executive of illegal conduct unrelated to his official duties. Three months later, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of lying and obstructing justice to hide a extramarital affair from…