January 2, 2014

2014: A Year of Global Political Fireworks

Michael Moran, Global Post

The Associated Press

Some of the largest nations on Earth — along with some of the most violent — will hold important elections in the coming year, any of which could affect the global political landscape profoundly.

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TAGGED: Brazil, India, Afghanistan


December 22, 2013
Canada: From Peacekeeper to War-Fighter
A. Walter Dorn, Toronto Star
In recent years, Canada has turned away from a long and widely lauded tradition of peacekeeping. more ››
January 1, 2014
Afghanistan and Pakistan's Covert War
Umar Farooq, The Diplomat
When American special forces plucked the second in command of the Pakistani Taliban from the hands of Afghan officials this October, they laid bare the extent of a largely covert war between Afghanistan and Pakistan that has been... more ››
December 21, 2013
Unraveling Afghanistan
Pauline Baker, The American Interest
Having spun an artificial Afghan state into existence, we can’t leave without it crashing into the ground. more ››
December 20, 2013
Hamid Karzai's Dangerous Game
Anatol Lieven, New York Times
By defying Washington and delaying his signature on the bilateral security agreement with the United States to continue financial and military aid for Afghanistan after 2014, President Hamid Karzai is being both very astute and... more ››
December 27, 2013
Will NATO Be a Casualty of Afghanistan?
Frederic Grare, Global Public Sq.
As the U.S. exit from Afghanistan nears, we can expect to hear steadily more about the lessons we should have learned since international intervention in the country back in 2001. But one dimension of the Afghan effort that... more ››