Afghanistan: Iran could be the Biggest Loser from US Withdrawal

Afghanistan: Iran could be the Biggest Loser from US Withdrawal

By next month, US troops will have left Afghanistan, with only a small contingent remaining to protect the US embassy. The decision to leave makes eminent sense in terms of US national interests. Washington has spent too much blood and treasure in Afghanistan, and the American people are tired of “endless wars”. The US also faces…

Defining Moderate Islam: Muslims and Evangelicals Forge an Alliance

Defining Moderate Islam: Muslims and Evangelicals Forge an Alliance

A major Muslim and Evangelical organization joined forces this week to significantly advance hitherto state-backed ceremonial inter-faith dialogues that seldom go beyond platitudes and lofty statements. This week’s launch at a Washington DC mosque of an inter-faith alliance and a book published by the Institute for Humanitarian Islam and the Germany-based World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)…

Bomber Joe Biden Strikes Iraq and Syria: Retaliation Breeds More Incidents

Bomber Joe Biden Strikes Iraq and Syria: Retaliation Breeds More Incidents

Joe Biden is continuing down the path that began with George W. Bush, with military action used as a substitute for any real foreign policy. In less than six months in office President Joe Biden has already developed a national security policy that appears to lean strongly towards proactive use of military force in questionable…

India Has Very Limited Security Options for Ensuring Its Interests in Afghanistan

India Has Very Limited Security Options for Ensuring Its Interests in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Afghanistan in the wake of the US’ full military withdrawal by September 11th presents certain security concerns for India, but the South Asian state only has very limited options for ensuring its relevant interests, none of which credibly involve any conventional military involvement contrary to widespread speculation about this scenario….