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Corruption in Afghanistan

Barry Gewen, who wrote an excellent essay probing the nature of war crimes in our pages several years ago, penned a thought-piece on corruption over at Lawrence Kaplan’s Entanglements the other day. People are complaining about the dreadful amount of corruption in Afghanistan, Mr. Gewen notes, but the idealistic critics don’t know what they’re talking […]

The Ethical versus The Possible

On his excellent blog for our magazine, Peter Berger has clearly laid out the impassioned moral argument for why we ought to think twice about pulling out of Afghanistan. He starts by highlighting a brutal stoning of an adulterous couple recently sanctioned by the Taliban in the north. He admits that it may very well […]

Fighting Islam in Afghanistan

“The GWOT is dead, long live the COFKATGWOT,” Walter Russell Mead likes to joke. It’s spot-on damning, really—a hamfisted rebranding could not change the essence of two wars well underway as President Obama took the reins of power. It was an early PR mistake by an Administration eager to distance itself from its predecessor, a […]

Tribunalations

History misunderstood leads to justice denied.

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