Afghanistan

Conflicts May be Long, But Are Not “Forever Wars” 

The phrase ‘forever war’ conveys the ahistorical and exaggerated premise that, if a war is long, it is therefore unwinnable and not worth fighting. 

Democracy’s Failure in Pakistan and then Afghanistan

The story of democracy’s failure to take root in Afghanistan is directly related to its failure in Pakistan

Paul Miller Christianity & National Security 2023

Paul Miller’s lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023. Paul Miller discusses Afghanistan, Christian realism, and secular realism. The following…

America’s Afghanistan Exit Was Disgraceful – Abandoning Afghan Allies is Worse

Two years after America’s exit from Afghanistan, Afghans who helped us continue to pay for it

Iraq, Afghanistan, and America – 20 Years Later

The systemic problems in nations like Iraq and Afghanistan offer lessons to Americans about our own nation

The Song of Deborah: a Call for Responsible Leadership

Human societies do not “fall into” a libertarian peace, nor do they self-organize at the grass-roots level into peaceful communes. No, they fall into anarchy, which is an open invitation to tyranny.

The Reaper Strike on Zawahiri

The Reaper combines mission effectiveness and non-combatant immunity that is unachievable in many, if not most, battlefield scenarios.

Passing the Baton
Passing the Baton

As the generation that grew up in and saw the collapse of the USSR, Generation X is uniquely positioned to lead the US as it drifts into the second Cold War.

Who Gets Their Limbs Amputated in Iran? Reflection on the Brutal and Inequitable Penal Code of the Islamic Republic
Who Gets Their Limbs Amputated in Iran? Reflection on the Brutal and Inequitable Penal Code of the Islamic Republic

The poor who steal are brutally subjected to hadd punishment, while aghazadehs get let go for embezzling millions in Iran.