NATO’s Obsolescence: Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil and now Afghanistan

NATO’s Obsolescence: Ukraine, Turkey, Brazil and now Afghanistan

We should expect to see the U.S. continue to downsize its commitments outside of the Americas, and we expect to see the U.S. increase its efforts to reintroduce a Monroe Doctrine 2.0 inside the Americas, Joaquin Flores writes. Ukrainian President Zelensky captured headlines once again with his reminder to the Washington Post and to the…

The Top 5 Conflict Variables in Afghanistan

The Top 5 Conflict Variables in Afghanistan

There still remain several variables that could continue to destabilize the country in the coming future. The Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Afghanistan ended the most important phase of the country’s civil war but hasn’t yet concluded that conflict completely. There still remain several variables that could continue to destabilize the country in the coming future….

7 Lies About Afghanistan

7 Lies About Afghanistan

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden addressed their nation on the capture of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, 2021. 1.- The Afghan War is not a response to 9/11, it was planned before the attacks According to these two politicians, the sole purpose of the US invasion of Afghanistan in…

Russia Continues to Be Targeted

Russia Continues to Be Targeted

It’s about time there was objective assessment of where Russia intends to move on the world stage. There’s no point in continuing confrontation. The U.S.-NATO military exercise Sea Breeze ended on July 19 after two weeks in which 30 ships from 14 NATO nations and their “Enhanced Opportunities Partners” (EOP), including Ukraine, conducted combat manoeuvres…

Will Afghanistan Become Everybody Else’s Problem with the US and NATO Withdrawal?

Will Afghanistan Become Everybody Else’s Problem with the US and NATO Withdrawal?

The situation in Afghanistan is like the ending of Charlie’s Wilson war. In the endgame there is no saving face and no victory is won. In fact a great vacuum remains, despite 20 years of US and NATO partner attempts to nation-building. It is not as if they did not know how it would end,…