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Civil War Looms ahead of US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Surging violence is a grim reminder that there is no credible peace process for post-NATO Afghanistan.

Pakistan Faces Tough Choices in Post-US Afghanistan

Afghan uniform police use sticks to eradicate a poppy field near the city of Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, May 4. Photo by 1st Lt. Brian Wagner, cc Flickr ResoluteSupportMedia, modified, https://flickr.com/photos/isafmedia/5688713447/in/photolist-9EK57G-9EG95P-81JFMe-8PLWnK-9EG9jk-82Jn5D-62nTzJ-9EK4Ns-81N9Qq-81MRRf-62jWoe-81K1G6-bs9TR3-62iBDB-62iNDg-bs9TSU-62pbXm-62pdqA-62iAer-81K1f8-62jVre-62nPWE-5ZwCnW-81Na57-5Zsnm8-81MQdf-62iyGR-bF4N7g-7G91jC-81N9io-7ujqo6-7PXF82-5ZsAWx-81MRBm-bF4NeT-62nNAS-81MQTm-81MRi7-p7Sp3M-bF4Ndi-9CZLjW-7G52MV-q4rzxx-5ZwKR3-5BWeE3-d7EtLQ-d7Ev4o-d7EriL-5BWeGu-5GgxxS

President Biden may have ended Washington’s endless war. But for Pakistan, the real struggle might just be beginning.

Backgrounder: Geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean Conflict

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Who is backing who in simmering geopolitical tensions over energy deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean?

NATO Nuclear Sharing: Why it Still Matters

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Despite geopolitical landscape changes, one strategic dictum endures: the best way to avoid war is to increase its potential costs.

‘QUAD of the West’ Forms against Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa., modified, cc Flickr Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, https://www.flickr.com/photos/cne-cna-c6f/50271831981/in/photolist-2jAmhcP-2haMApM-2haNErD-2gaP4QR-2hD6juY-RH5CUJ-2bF67ti-VxBNes-2hGRkqA-HCFGuD-2hqdMu5-2gEg8cf-2gUiawX-2hDgcCX-SZ1JT1-2gaN4qq-2hqfRnp-2gVhEXN-2hGDfKh-2haMAkF-2hFdvj2-2hGn39m-znkBA5-2gUirnE-2hDctte-2haQaMz-2hFnDn3-H43vF2-2gaNDEb-2gaN4jh-2gWgQxW-2hrHEYA-2hqchm2-2g5ya9R-2hHNyyf-2hFoA2d-2haRtoR-2haRirw-2hmSiv2-2gaNhSi-BdTSWE-2hGy2zf-2gaNooQ-2h5oRbS-2hFnuSh-2ghxo1s-2g5DKwy-2hrMBEh-24qHQwD-2cRhAAQ

Turkish actions in the Eastern Mediterranean have mirrored China’s actions in the South China Sea. And they’ve begun to produce the same kind of geopolitical response.

Invisible Warfare: NATO and the Geopolitical Storm on the Market Economy Horizon

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NATO states face a multitude of threats that transcend the military realm, and its high time that the Alliance’s planners took notice.

NATO Relations under a Biden Presidency

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Can a President Biden put the toothpaste back into the tube and restore faith in the North Atlantic Alliance?

Nagorno-Karabakh Clashes: Prelude to a Wider War?

A small group of Kansas Army National Guardsmen share ideas and advise soldiers with the Armenian Peacekeeping Brigade at a training site near Yerevan, Armenia, July 29, 2015. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Zach Sheely, cc public domain, modiifed, https://www.defense.gov/observe/photo-gallery/igphoto/2001836902/

Much like the July Crisis of 1914, Nagorno-Karabakh is a local conflict with continental implications.

NATO Arms Sales to Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean Dispute

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Is NATO accentuating its own internal cleavages by continuing to supply Turkey with weapons?

Azerbaijan–Turkey Strategic Alliance Deepens amid Recent Conflicts

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Bolstered by common interests and security threats, Baku and Ankara are moving ever closer together.

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