Geopolitical Weekly

Russian Spies and Strategic IntelligenceFree

The Russian-U.S. spy exchange has shown intelligence agencies doing the necessary work of recruiting and rescuing agents. The measure of intelligence activity is not merely whether one has penetrated the other side, however. Read more…

The 30-Year War in AfghanistanFree

The U.S. obsession with Afghanistan, an on-again, off-again affair for 30 years, has entered a new phase in which the U.S. and allied militaries are directly carrying the war-fighting burden for the first time. Given the time frame grand strategy imposes, and given the capabilities of the Taliban, it is difficult to see how this strategy will work out, however. Read more…

Flotillas and the Wars of Public OpinionFree

The Israelis have given the organizers of a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza exactly what they hoped for: an incident that can be portrayed as an atrocity. This will have profound geopolitical implications for Israel. Read more…

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