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The Failure of the Afghan State Is Symptomatic of the Broader American Middle East Strategy

American strategy towards the Middle East is characterized by an overemphasis on military aid, rather than a long-term developmental strategy to safeguard American interests.

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“A Profound Moral Obligation”

Biden’s Responsibility to Afghan Refugees Dates Back to Vietnam

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Nuclear Weapons Are, and Have Been, the Greatest Emerging Threat to Peace and Security

The problem of “proliferation fatalism” and “deterrence optimism” is seen through withering arms control agreements, the conclusion of bilateral efforts to uphold nonproliferation diplomacy, and deep fissures between Democrats and Republicans on achieving the goal of nuclear nonproliferation.

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A Saudi-Iranian Alliance Can Provide Greater Stability in the Middle East

As the administration in Iran shifts from placid reformist Hassan Rouhani to long avowed hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, the attitude towards Saudi Arabia treads a novel path.

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Qatar Peace Talks a Fateful Rehash of the Past

Peace, according to the Taliban, would only take shape following a full withdrawal of US troops out of the region, release of Taliban prisoners, and establishment of an Islamic Caliphate.

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Afghanistan: Trump’s Uneasy Peace Deal in a Historically War-Torn Country

In Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020, the United States and the Taliban agreed to a peace deal in an attempt to “officially” end America’s longest war. However, its effectiveness has faltered due to a lack of true diplomatic initiative and cooperation