Mosul: The Prospects for Stability after Liberation
Reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership to tackle evolving threats
Desert Storm after 25 years: Confronting the exposures of modern warfare
We have made this same mistake at least twice in Iraq. We don't prepare adequately for the political context, and the result, as I warned in 2002, is chaos, warlordism and civil war.
The problems of the Middle East have gotten so bad that middle options, or limited options, aren't going to work.