An unceremonious, ugly end to the war in Afghanistan makes clear that U.S. counterinsurgency tactics are inadequate to deal with the very type of conflict they were designed for.
Category: Fall 2021
In America, President Biden rode anti-incumbent sentiment to victory. Labour candidate Keith Starmer will need more than that to win over British voters.
A cranky member state calls the European Union’s enforcement power into question.
China’s intensifying displays of aggression have renewed focus on the ambiguous U.S. stance toward the contested island.
A new coalition in the Anglosphere marks a big step in the “pivot to Asia.” Is the global balance of power sliding back to capitalist vs. communist great-power competition, or lurching into uncharted territory?
Don’t be surprised when centrist legislators throw wrenches into big party initiatives: in an era of bitter polarization, that is exactly what keeps them in office.