Endgame: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Politics of U.S. Withdrawal

President Obama promises to begin transferring U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2011. A new international conference in Kabul endorses Afghan President Karzai’s call for Afghanistan to be in charge of its own security by 2014. Meanwhile, facing its own Islamist insurgency and growing economic and political crises, Pakistan considers its options in Afghanistan.

The Million Year War

There’s a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq.

Rule of Lawlessness

If Dallas and Miami Vice became emblematic of the Reagan years, Deadwood is the series that best captures the political mentality of the George W. Bush era.

Iraq After November 7

Americans want a new direction in foreign policy, but will the Democrats lead?

Bolivians Send U.S. a Sharp Message

Morales faces the daunting challenge of governing a troubled and bitter nation, where expectations are high and short-term change is difficult to achieve.

Plan for Withdrawal

Given that Bush’s goals are unreachable, the only option is to change course and bring the troops home now.