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‘Strategic confusion’ in Afghanistan: Special Inspector General says ‘every agency experienced annual lobotomies’ for 20 years

J Michael Waller / American Greatness / August 19, 2021. A new inspector general report eviscerates the entire 20-year U.S.-led reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, revealing a constant interagency rotation of “annual lobotomies,” ensuring that the same mistakes were repeated again and again.  The August 2021 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report shows failure

Лелеющий обиды. Детали психологического портрета Владимира Путина указывают на глубокую уязвимость кремлевского лидера

J Michael Waller and Fredo Arias-King / Center for Security Policy / July 21, 2021. Дж. Майкл Уоллер, Фредо Ариас-Кинг Все свои двадцать один год у власти Владимир Путин представляет себя обществу в образе спасителя России. Руководители этой страны всегда были загадкой для сторонних наблюдателей, но Путин загадочен вдвойне. Даже сегодня, после столь продолжительного нахождения

As crises worsen in Ukraine and Taiwan, China seeks to divide NATO

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / April 12, 2021 – With Russia preparing to attack Ukraine again and China becoming more aggressive about conquering Taiwan, Chinese Communist Party strategists are openly discussing how to divide the NATO alliance. Key takeaways China seeks to co-opt NATO through strategic cooperation. China seeks to divide

Trump’s soft rhetoric toward Russia masks assertiveness against Putin

by J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / February 22, 2020. President Trump has reversed his predecessor’s weakness toward Russia and developed an impressive track record against the Putin regime’s aggressive behavior. Putin’s ability to project power is small and his economy is small, but the Russian leader has presided over a massive