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Who Are Syria’s Future Leaders?

A dual international strategy for Syria is materializing: military operations against ISIL and diplomatic efforts for a transition in Damascus. However, the general public knows a lot more about the former than the latter. The media focus much more attention … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs Back on the Track

The foreign policy train is back on its diplomatic rails. Look at Syria and Iran today. The conundrum of Egypt and the rest of the Arab Awakening. The transition to post-2014 Afghanistan. Even a faint glimmer of renewed hope in … Continue reading

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Crisis Education: the Military-to-Civilian Transition

Did the US military depart Iraq in 2011 lock, stock, and barrel? Or were some supplies, equipment and services transferred over to the civilian authorities that remained? How long did the logistical transition to civilian responsibility last? How well was … Continue reading

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Transition to Civilian Lead

Vice President Biden wrote in a NYT op-ed article this weekend about the U.S. transition from military to civilian lead in Iraq. His reinforcement of the notion that America is not “disengaging” from Iraq in the military drawdown applies equally … Continue reading

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Let the Taliban Wait It Out!

I say let the Taliban retreat inside Afghanistan or elsewhere, with the intention of “waiting us out.” While they’re cooling their heels, Afghans across the country – and especially in the South – have the chance to work hard with … Continue reading

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