In the News

Oct 11, 2021

Atwell in War on the Rocks on US cooperation with Afghan forces

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center nonresident senior fellow Kyle Atwell writes on US cooperation with Afghan forces in War on the Rocks.

Afghanistan Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2021

How a misguided Vietnam analogy sealed the Afghanistan disaster

By Paul D. Miller

During Afghanistan, the Vietnam analogy said a lot about the state of mind of those using it—a state of mind that ultimately led policymakers to make decisions based on a faulty view of the war.

Afghanistan Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 1, 2021

How to ensure Afghanistan isn’t the graveyard of European defense

By Federica Fazio and Nicolas Adams

Stronger cooperation and interoperability can boost Europe's capacity to project hard power.

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In the News

Sep 23, 2021

Slavin quoted in France24 on nuclear deal talks

By Atlantic Council

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New Atlanticist

Sep 23, 2021

The US can’t fix Afghanistan, but it can still fix NATO

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Now is not the time for Europe to raise its defense spending or for NATO to extend its reach beyond Europe—especially into the Indo-Pacific region. Rather, it's time to get back to the core focus of NATO.

Afghanistan Crisis Management


Sep 17, 2021

Beyond the peninsula: Prospects for US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By Miyeon Oh

This report assesses the prospects of US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific under South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) and US Indo-Pacific strategy, providing recommendations for policymakers in Washington and Seoul on enhancing US-ROK economic engagement outside of the Korean peninsula.

Digital Policy East Asia


Sep 3, 2021

Pakistan and the Taliban 2.0: The good, the bad, and the ugly

By Rabia Akhtar

The Taliban’s 11-day Blitzkrieg has left the entire world stunned. As the new government takes shape in Afghanistan, there are some good, some bad, and some ugly realities confronting the region, primarily Pakistan.

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In the News

Aug 23, 2021

Garlauskas featured in NK News podcast on intelligence failure to anticipate Communist Chinese military intervention

On August 23, Markus Garlauskas was featured in NK News podcast, along with the Korea Society’s Jonathan Corrado in an expert discussion on the failure of the United States to anticipate and prepare for Communist China’s military intervention in the Korean War. Garlauskas and Corrado argued that cognitive biases along with dysfunctional inter-personal and inter-organizational […]

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In the News

Aug 18, 2021

Manning in The Hill: After hubris and humiliation in Afghanistan, will humility follow?

By Atlantic Council

On August 18, Robert Manning published an op-ed in The Hill entitled “After hubris and humiliation in Afghanistan, will humility follow?” Manning highlighted that, for the United States, there are “a surfeit of lessons to be learned — lessons about misjudging basic requirements of counter-insurgency; about the perils of mission creep and imposing US notions […]

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In the News

Aug 17, 2021

Nasr in Politico: Can America Still Help Afghanistan? 8 Former Officials on What’s Next

By Atlantic Council

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