Power Struggle in the Afghan Region

Power Struggle in the Afghan Region

1. Key events of the Taliban’s self-proclaimed government in 2021 Only four months after the start of the Taliban’s blitzkrieg-like advance through Afghanistan, the offensive ended with the surrender of Kabul in mid-August 2021. This news raises questions to even the most oblivious individuals concerning military affairs: How can 20 years of training, funding and…

America’s ‘Suez Moment’: Another Strategic Mistake Would be Its Last. Biden’s “Rules Based” “World Disorder”

America’s ‘Suez Moment’: Another Strategic Mistake Would be Its Last. Biden’s “Rules Based” “World Disorder”

In 2021, President Joe Biden truly reaped a bitter harvest from the strategic foreign policy errors of four of his predecessors. But Washington would do well to think before it makes its next move “America has just had its Suez Crisis,” commented a member of the Iranian delegation at the nuclear talks in Vienna about…

Biden’s “Diplomacy Is Back” Falls Flat as 2021 Middle East Policy a Miserable Flop

Biden’s “Diplomacy Is Back” Falls Flat as 2021 Middle East Policy a Miserable Flop

Despite President Joe Biden having claimed earlier this year that “diplomacy is back” and that he would end the war in Yemen, revive the Iran Nuclear Deal and settle several other issues, in reality his Middle East foreign policy has been just as detrimental to the region as was that of his predecessor. “This war…

Yemen and Afghanistan Face Unprecedented Famine

Yemen and Afghanistan Face Unprecedented Famine

Sounding the alarm this December Nicholas Papachrysostomou, MSF head of mission in Yemen made clear that well beyond the many casualties War claimed over the past seven years, famine weighs much heavier on the war-torn nation, a fate Afghanistan unfortunately shares. “A nearly seven-year long conflict has badly affected the country’s economy and weakened an…