Everybody talks about the momentum for peace in Afghanistan following the US-Taliban agreement signed on 29 February 2020 in Qatar’s capital Doha. What is really going on? Clingendael fellow Jorrit Kamminga has been working in Afghanistan for the past fifteen years and talks you through it in this explainer.
Sources say the list will closely follow an October report from a defense advisory board.
BY PATRICK TUCKER
“No, I never said that,” Graham said in a brief phone call with Defense One. “It was a good conversation.”
BY KATIE BO WILLIAMS
If the Trump administration is truly going all-in on competition with Beijing, it’s not clear that Trump himself is fully on board. Nor, it’s now clear, are several of America’s closest friends.
BY URI FRIEDMAN
The long-awaited “phase one” deal between the United States and China has not ended US trade warfare. Instead, President Donald Trump’s administration has devised yet another tool with which to tilt the playing field against foreign competitors, all but ensuring that damaging and unnecessary trade conflicts will continue.
Anne O. Krueger, a former World Bank chief economist and former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is Senior Research Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Development, Stanford University.