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‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
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‘I Could Live With That’: How the CIA Made Afghanistan Safe for the Opium Trade
July 10, 2020

Prior to the Soviet invasion, Afghanistan barely registered as a topic of interest for the national press, surfacing in only a handful of annual newspaper stories.

Russian Bounties: Here We Go Again
July 6, 2020

Russia has been paying the Afghan Taliban bounties for American scalps. How do we know? Because the New York Times tells us so

Russian Bounties: Here We Go Again
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Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for U.S. Military-Industrial Complex
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Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for U.S. Military-Industrial Complex
July 5, 2020

The latest scandal, like others before it, is based on scant testimony by anonymous officials and has had the effect of pushing liberal opinion on US foreign policy into a far more hawkish direction.

The Malign Russians and Chinese Are Coming
July 4, 2020

In Russia, 78% have just voted in support of constitutional amendments. Among these, we find the paramount Atlanticist obsession: the possibility that Vladimir Putin will be able to run for two more presidential terms. 

The Malign Russians and Chinese Are Coming
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Bounty-Hunter Hoax to Kill U.S.-Russia Relations
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Bounty-Hunter Hoax to Kill U.S.-Russia Relations
July 3, 2020

What better way to alienate the military ranks than accuse Trump of turning a blind eye to intelligence reports of Russian-assisted murder of troops in Afghanistan?

Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release
July 1, 2020

What better way to alienate the military ranks than accuse Trump of turning a blind eye to intelligence reports of Russian-assisted murder of troops in Afghanistan?

Russia Bounty-Hunter Story Another Pulp Fiction Release
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Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban ‘Bounty’ Story
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Three Glaring Problems With the Russian Taliban ‘Bounty’ Story
July 1, 2020

A bombshell report published by The New York Times Friday alleges that Russia paid dollar bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill U.S troops. Obscured by an extremely bungled White House press response, there are at least three serious flaws with the reporting.

An Unavoidable Recognition of Failure: Trump’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan
June 3, 2020

The American failure in Afghanistan is very real and it will be noticed in the rest of the world, preoccupied though people are by the pandemic. If the US is to retain the status of superpower, it needs to be seen as reasonably successful and competent in achieving its ends.

An Unavoidable Recognition of Failure: Trump’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan
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