Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Wisconsin GOP’s Power Grab is a Danger to Democracy

Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.

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New Currents in Libya’s Stagnant Waters

The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future.

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Will Next Week’s Migration Compact be Global?

African countries should use the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as a basis to develop better continental migration governance systems.

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Trump Request for Help: Booby-Trap?

In short, Pakistan’s diplomacy is on trial for sure; it, of course, should help its neighbors and also work together with the US for peace in Afghanistan. But one would hope – that for the short-term objective of accommodating US plans – it does not walk into a booby trap in an already explosive situation.

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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Saudi Arabia has its problems but it could withstand lower oil prices without feeling too much of a pinch.

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Pakistan’s PM Needs Better Advice

Advisors of exceptional stature and competence cannot be found through tenders, they have to be companions in the political fight. Big egos are usually rather a hindrance than an asset in the search for good advisers.

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Why We’ll Miss George H.W. Bush, America’s Last Foreign Policy President

The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?

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U-Turn in Decision Making

Leaders must have the ability to be flexible and to change their plans to match the reality of the emerging situation, domestic and foreign. They must be capable of embracing change and treating uncertainty and ambiguity as the new norm otherwise the nation will face problems.

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Better Forest Management Won’t End Wildfires

Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.

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Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.

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