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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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Joint statement: Grassroots groups respond to Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal

  Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreeme[...]

The Forever War

  Sixteen years ago this weekend, the United States went to war in Afghanistan. After spending trillions of dollars and losing countless lives, more than ten thousand American troops are still fighting in Afghanistan, continuing decades of armed conflict that has no military solution. Thi[...]