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Afghanistan and Terrorism

“The Fall of Kabul and the Decline of World Order,” The Dispatch, August 20, 2021.

“Afghanistan Didn’t Have to End This Way,” The Dispatch, August 14, 2021.

“The 20 Years’ War: America in Afghanistan,” The Dispatch, July 12, 2021.

“Abandoning Afghanistan,” Arc Digital, May 5, 2021.

“The Battle for the History of the Afghan War,” Providence Magazine, March 17, 2020.

“A Bad Deal for Afghanistan,” Lawfare, March 9, 2020.

“Withdrawal Deadlines in War: Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan,” Research Report, The Atlantic Council, February 6, 2020.

“What Really Went Wrong in Afghanistan,” The Dispatch, January 29, 2020.

“Seeking Justice in the Middle East,” Providence Magazine, January 9, 2020.

 “The United States and Afghanistan, 1978 – 2018,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, January 2019.

“The Price of Cheap Order: Afghanistan, America, and Endless War,” Providence Magazine, December 21, 2018.

“Reassessing the Congressional Foundations for War Against Jihadists,” Providence Magazine, November 22, 2017.

“How Does Jihadism End? Choosing Between Forever War and Nation Building,” War On The Rocks, September 11, 2016.

“Graveyard of Analogies: The Use and Abuse of History for the War in Afghanistan,” Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 39, No. 3, Spring 2016, pg. 446 – 476.

“Afghanistan’s Coming Coup?”, April 2, 2014.

“Obama’s Failed Legacy in Afghanistan,” The American Interest, Vol. XI, No. 5, Summer (May/June) 2016, pg. 56-64.

“America, Don’t Give Up on Afghanistan,” The New Republic Online, November 30, 2014.

“Rubin’s Record on Afghanistan,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 129, No. 2, Summer 2014, pg. 342-3.

“Democracy in Afghanistan: The 2014 Election and Beyond,” PE-120-OSD. Santa Monica: The RAND Corporation, 2014.

“The U.S. and Afghanistan After 2014,” Survival, Vol. 55, Issue 1, 2013, pg. 87-101.

“Afghanistan, Justice, and War,” First Things, February 2013, No. 230, pg. 39-44.

“Five Steps to Better Politics in Afghanistan,” The AfPak Channel,, April 9, 2012.

“Promises, Promises:  The U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership,” The AfPak Channel,, May 21, 2012.

“How to Exercise U.S. Leverage Over Pakistan,” The Washington Quarterly, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Fall 2012, pg. 37-52.

 “It’s Not Just al-Qaeda:  Stability in the Most Dangerous Region,” World Affairs Journal, March/April 2012, pg. 63-73.

“Afghanistan Demystified,” A review of Afghanistan:  A Cultural and Political History, by Thomas Barfield, in Books and Culture, November/December 2011, page 16.

“When Does the U.S. Drone War Stop?” The Washington Post, 18 November 2011.

“Congressional Oversight in Afghanistan,”, February 14, 2011. 

“Finish the Job:  How to Win the War in Afghanistan,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2011, Vol. 90, No. 1, pg. 51-65.