Monday, August 2, 2021

Politics

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

Modernizing U.S. Marine Corps human capital investment and retention

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Executive Summary Since its transition to an All-Volunteer Force (AVF) in 1973 — and especially since its initial 1985 Enlisted Grade Structure Review —...

Taiwan’s vitality

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The Taipei hospital across the street from our apartment has seen a jolt of activity with increased COVID-19 testing and now vaccinations. In...

Iraq’s upcoming elections: Voters and likely winners

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To understand the likely and unlikely outcomes of Iraq’s early parliamentary elections, scheduled for October, we need to understand both who is running...

Remembering the Khobar Towers bombing

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Twenty-five years ago, at about 9:30 pm in the evening of June 25, 1996, a huge explosion rocked the barracks for the United States Air...

Impressions and conclusions from President Biden’s first international trip

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Joe Biden’s first international trip of his presidency took him to Europe for a series of summits with the leaders of key U.S....

Part 1 — Internal factors shaping developments

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What are the possible developments in Afghanistan over the next three to five years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces? In this three-part...

Did Biden succeed with Putin? Check back in six months

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a short summit yesterday in Switzerland that both sides described as substantive, efficient,...

What did the Biden-Putin summit do for US-Russian relations?

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The White House’s goal for the Geneva meeting of Presidents Biden and Putin was not a reset, but to set guardrails for a...

Part 2 — Four scenarios

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What are the possible developments in Afghanistan over the next three to five years, after the withdrawal of U.S. forces? In this second...

Part 3 — Where external actors have leverage

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U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is about to usher in a new political and social dispensation in the country. Earlier in this three-part...

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From Asian tiger to sick man again?

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In 2019, the Philippines was one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It finally shed its “sick man of Asia” reputation...

Dead Space Remake’s Game Director Is Ubisoft Veteran And AC Valhalla Director Eric Baptizat

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla's game director, who worked...

After Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love And Rage: What To Watch If You Liked The...

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Bonus: Woodstock ’99 Podcasts If you want an even deeper dive into the Woodstock ’99 story and its impact on the perception of everyone...

New York Mets don’t sign first-round draft pick Kumar Rocker before deadline

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12:15 PM ETJeff PassanCloseESPNESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Kiley McDanielCloseESPN MLB InsiderESPN...