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Think Again: The Afghan Surge

In the lastest issue of Foreign Policy, Gilles Dorronsoro of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace challenges the inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom that the war in Afghanistan can be won if we just had more time, more troops and more funding. As Dorronsoro argues, “It’s now a nine-year war — not nine one-year wars.”:

With conditions deteriorating on the ground and the Taliban gaining strength across the country, coalition forces will be in an even worse position next year than they are now…As the Taliban solidify their power, they will be less and less likely to talk. It’s time to negotiate — this is the only way forward.

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Statement on President Trump’s recent comments about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA

  Stephen Miles, Director of Win Without War and Michelle Dixon, Director of the Global Progressive Hub released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent comments about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA: President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled dow[...]

We can prevent war with North Korea

This week Donald Trump escalated the volatile situation surrounding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by saying North Korea will "face fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues to threaten the United States. Today, he doubled down and claimed that statement “wasn’t tough enoug[...]