A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Led to U.S. Checkmate in Afghanistan

A New Memoir Reveals How Brzezinski’s Chessboard Led to U.S. Checkmate in Afghanistan

Nearly as suspenseful as the Taliban’s meteoric return to power after the final withdrawal of American armed forces from Afghanistan is the uncertainty over what will come next amid the fallout. Many have predicted that Russia and China will step in to fill the power vacuum and convince the facelift Taliban to negotiate a power-sharing…

History: Nazi Germany’s “Operation Barbarossa” against the Soviet Union, an Overview

History: Nazi Germany’s “Operation Barbarossa” against the Soviet Union, an Overview

The USSR’s hierarchy was caught unprepared, and unnecessarily so, when Nazi Germany invaded their country eight decades ago on 22 June 1941, in a military offensive titled Operation Barbarossa. It was named after King Frederick Barbarossa, a red-bearded Prussian emperor who in the 12th century had waged war against the Slavs. On the sixth day…

The Russian Way in Warfare – The Brusilov Offensive

The Russian Way in Warfare – The Brusilov Offensive

There are several points of difference between this attack and the British one which deserve notice and give us a perception of “a Russian way in warfare,” Patrick Armstrong writes. An occasional series in which I attempt to illustrate, with historical examples, a “Russian style in warfare”. I have written about the “American style” here…

Americans Have Long Claimed Afghanistan Helped End ‘Soviet Empire’ – Now It’s Their Turn?

Americans Have Long Claimed Afghanistan Helped End ‘Soviet Empire’ – Now It’s Their Turn?

Wise men in Washington have claimed for years that defeat in Afghanistan is what pushed the Soviet Union to collapse. Now that the US has done much worse, the world is about to see whether their theories hold water. The last US military flight out of the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) took off on…

The Multipolar Alliance as the Last Line of Defense of the UN Charter

The Multipolar Alliance as the Last Line of Defense of the UN Charter

The question should be asked: was FDR’s intention to dismantle the British Empire only a ruse to create the Anglo-American special relationship in a new US-led reconquest of the world, or was his plan genuine? “They who seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of…