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The World Needs a Broad Coalition Against Terrorism

October 12, 2021 On July 8, 2021, in remarks on the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan President Biden said: “We went for two reasons: one, to bring Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, as I said at … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Vicious Circle of Foreign Policy

October 5, 2021 In late September,  President Erdogan traveled to New York and addressed the UN General Assembly. He also hoped to have a face-to-face meeting with President Biden. When such a meeting failed to materialize, President Erdogan vented his … Continue reading

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The Quad Meeting

September 29, 2021 On September 15, 2021, President Biden, Prime Ministers Morrison, and Johnson announced the creation of AUKUS.  On September 24, President Biden, Prime Ministers Morrison, Modi, and Suga convened in Washington in person as “the Quad” for the … Continue reading

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Another Setback for Transatlantic Relations

September 22, 2021 In a recent post I said,  “Moscow and Peking were no doubt delighted to see the US get bogged down in Afghanistan for two decades, just as Washington was delighted to watch USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan end … Continue reading

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How Long the “Wait and See” to Judge the Taliban

September 20, 2021 The world is waiting to see whether the Taliban has changed or not, if so to what extent. Countries involved in Afghan affairs know that they would not witness  fundamental change but hope for a move towards … Continue reading

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The Global War on Terror: Two Decades On

September 13, 2021 A few days after 9/11 President George W. Bush, in impromptu remarks said, “this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while. His use of the word “crusade” raised concerns in Europe among those … Continue reading

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The End of America’s Longest War

September 6, 2021 In an earlier post I said, “Unfortunately for Mr. Biden, the chaos and shock triggered by the evacuations overshadowed the rational of his decision to withdraw…” On August 31, in “Remarks on the End of the War … Continue reading

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The Retreat from Afghanistan and Turkey’s Victory Day

August 30, 2021 Many military and intelligence experts predicted that the withdrawal from Afghanistan would not be an easy operation. With chaotic evacuations and the devastating twin bomb attacks of last Thursday, they proved right. Through the withdrawal Washington not … Continue reading

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Coming to Grips with Taliban’s Comeback

August 23, 2021 On February 19, 2021, in his first address to the global audience at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference President Biden said, “I speak today as President of the United States at the very start of my … Continue reading

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The Dictate of Climate Change: Cooperation Between Neighbors

August 18, 2021 Most of world’s conflicts, some armed others luckily not, are among neighbors. They are about territory, borders, economic and political interests, power, threat perceptions. Some have an ideological dimension. If neighbors in conflict are located in unstable … Continue reading

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