American Withdrawal from Afghanistan Benefits Russia

Aug. 20 2021

Among the reasons cited by those arguing in favor of ending U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan is the need to focus foreign-policy efforts on “great-power competition” with Russia and China. Yet the humiliating American collapse in the Central Asian nation works in Moscow’s favor, writes Anna Borshchevskaya:

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More about: Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russia, U.S. Foreign policy

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom