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,…

Are Pakistani-Ukrainian Relations Problematic for Russia?

Are Pakistani-Ukrainian Relations Problematic for Russia?

Pakistani-Ukrainian relations, and in particular the possible impact that Islamabad’s observance of the Sea Breeze 2021 exercises might have on its ties with Moscow, are a non-issue for Russian-Pakistani relations. There’s been some discussion on social media in recent days about whether Pakistani-Ukrainian relations are problematic for Russia. Those who regard them as such believe…

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration were accomplices in the U.S.-led NATO decimation of Libya, which was rationalized under the guise of protecting “pro-democracy”…

Biden’s Two-Step Geneva Waltz Simply Buys Him Space

Biden’s Two-Step Geneva Waltz Simply Buys Him Space

Washington would do well to discount von Leyen’s gushing love-in with Biden – it means very little, Alastair Crooke writes. The show came, and now has passed. The G7 visuals were meant to underline the prolongation of the unipolar moment and its purported values – Macron described it as a ‘family’ get-together, after a long…

On the “Cornwall Consensus” as One of the Outcomes of Biden’s European Tour

On the “Cornwall Consensus” as One of the Outcomes of Biden’s European Tour

US President Joe Biden’s week-long tour of Europe in the first half of June this year was a rather remarkable event. Mainly because of the number of different events held in a short period of time with his (and the accompanying team’s) participation. The sequence of these events was as follows: talks with British Prime…