James Jay Carafano

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  • Dec 17, 2021
    Jens Stoltenberg's term as NATO Secretary General expires next September. Who will replace him?  
  • Nov 17, 2021
    American politics may be looking more like Italian politics. That isn’t necessarily a good thing for bilateral relations.  While the U.S. still has only two major parties,...
  • Oct 4, 2021
    America failed 38 million Afghans. In two days of hearings about that failure, Washington failed 331 million Americans. To be exact, Washington failed us three times over. Here’s...
  • Sep 27, 2021
    Nature abhors a vacuum. So does Afghanistan.  Afghanistan is not the graveyard of empires. It is their crossroads. That remains true in this age of great power...
  • Sep 2, 2021
    America was in Afghanistan for almost 20 years. For about 19 of those years, American presidents never talked much to the American people, treating an operation protecting...
  • Aug 18, 2021
    Before President Joe Biden addressed the nation on the crisis in Afghanistan, someone should have reminded him of the adage “When you are in a deep hole, stop...
  • Aug 3, 2021
    It’s easy to read too much into the agreement that U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi recently forged to end the U.S....
  • Jul 15, 2021
    “Life finds a way,” warned Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, a clear signal there would be rampaging carnivores before the end of the movie. The same might be said for...
  • Jul 6, 2021
    President Joe Biden’s plan to outsource the stability of Europe to Berlin and Paris will bear close watching. Washington and Berlin may find working together far more...
  • Jul 2, 2021
    Historic figures never outlive those who write their obituaries. A long career in public service—one filled with momentous decisions—guarantees one thing: there will be...
  • Jun 4, 2021
    The challenge of China extends far beyond the South China Sea. Debate within the transatlantic community has shifted from asking what we should do to ensure a free and open...
  • Jun 1, 2021
    Real strategies are born of hard choices.  
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Decades ago, the U.S. military adopted the concept of the “three levels of war” as part of their doctrine. Developed from a historical appreciation of conflict, this...
  • Mar 15, 2021
    Distinguished war historian Max Hastings recently lamented, “In centers of learning across North America, the study of the past in general, and of wars in particular, is...
  • Feb 9, 2021
    In the age of great-power competition, where the world doesn’t simply do what the United States asks, action must match rhetoric.