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Tangled Web: The Syrian Civil War and Its Implications
Western news media outlets have paid considerable attention to the civil war in Syria, but much of the coverage is simplistic and melodramatic. Too many accounts portray the conflict as a ManicheanExpand
NATO's Empty Victory: A Postmortem on the Balkan War
Iraq and Vietnam: Some Unsettling Parallels
For the generations that experienced the Vietnam War, the current conflict in Iraq frequently brings about a sense of deja vu. True, there are some significant differences between the two episodes;Expand
A Hedging Strategy is Needed Toward North Korea
Abstract The U.S.-led campaign to pressure North Korea into abandoning its quest for nuclear weapons has encountered numerous difficulties. One reason for the lack of progress is that it is unclearExpand
Escaping the 'Graveyard of Empires': A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan
Given the nature of the conflict in Afghanistan, a definitive, conventional "victory" is not a realistic option. Denying a sanctuary to terrorists who seek to attack the United States does notExpand