- Why is there no Rooseveltian school of foreign policy? Deudney & Ikenberry, Foreign Policy
- It’s time to drop the curtain on Japan’s colonial legacy Meindert Boersma, Lausan
- The ides of August (Afghanistan) Sarah Chayes (h/t Mark from Placerville)
- Rep. Barbara Lee on Afghanistan, 20 years later Abigail Tracy, Vanity Fair
2 thoughts on “Nightcap”
“The Ides of August”: With President Eisenhower’s warning in mind and reference to the realities of Korea, Viet Nam and Iraq, can a realist believe that the current Afghan condition was unintended?
can a realist believe that the current Afghan condition was unintended?
Yes. No one of no faction set out to deliberately ruin Afghanistan.
The idea that America could turn Afghanistan or Iraq into a liberal democratic state by force of arms is the problem.