Two perspectives on the Afghanistan War

Summary:  Here are two examples of American geopolitical analysis.  Both deserve attention, illustrating the two modes of American thinking about our role in the world. "Afghanistan: Why the Taliban are Winning", Stratfor, 1 September 2010 -- Careful, well-supported, logical. "Staying Power - The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan Beyond 2011", Michael O'Hanlon, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2010 -- … Continue reading Two perspectives on the Afghanistan War

A General explains how the Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics will bring us victory in Afganistan

More exhortations to continue the course in "Losing the War of Exhaustion" by Mark T. Kimmitt (Brigadier General, US Army, retired), Foreign Policy, 21 September 2009 -- "It's not low troop levels that stand to defeat the United States in Afghanistan. It's plain old public fatigue."  Hat tip to Bernard Finel, who has some interesting comments … Continue reading A General explains how the Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics will bring us victory in Afganistan

The best geopolitical webposts, ever

Amidst the thousands of webposts about geopolitics, three stand out as the best ever IMO.  Here are the winners; excerpts follow below. "The Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics", Matthew Yglesias, 10 June 2006 "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride -- A Pony!", John & Belle Have a Blog, 6 March 2004 "The Priest-Avatar of the … Continue reading The best geopolitical webposts, ever