Read my latest, which argues that Pakistan has gravitated away from the US and its allies, cultivating stronger ties with China and other countries outside the western bloc. This deprives the US of leverage and might undermine President Trump’s desire to pressurize Pakistan into changing its policies. (Thanks to the Center for Research & Security Studies in Islamabad, which also ran the piece on their website here).
Read my long essay responding to President Trump’s not-so-new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
Read my latest piece at Prospect Magazine on the Iran nuclear deal and US-UK relations.
Read my latest at National Review Online arguing that Trump is right to resist the flawed Afghan strategy that has reportedly been presented to him.
Read my latest, looking at a possible shift in Trump’s plans for Guantanamo. On the campaign trail he promised to send new captives there, but recent developments and other factors suggest this may not be the case.
Read my new piece at Middle East Eye which looks at Iran’s considerable influence in Afghanistan and what it means for the US-led war there.
Read my piece at National Review on last week’s big Thatcher conference in London, which I attended. The article considers Margaret Thatcher’s record in national security and foreign affairs, with reference to contemporary issues.