In this special report, NAOC Senior Editor Justin Dell argues that the Allied withdrawal from Afghanistan does not just constitute another military defeat for the West, but portends an existential crisis for Western civilization. If the leaders of the states that comprise NATO want to preserve the global order they inherited after 1945, and again after 1991, they need to get serious about their self-narrative in the 21st century.
Tag: War on Terror
“The Dogs Are Eating Them Now”: An Account of the Heartbreaking Futility of the Canadian War in Afghanistan
Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
Modern Jihad vs. Qur’anic Jihad: Clearing up Western Misconceptions and Eradicating the Legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Groups
Samer Khurshid in this article serves to clear western misconceptions of Islam, Jihad and the Quran whilst simultaneously eradicating the legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Organizations like Al – Qaeda.
Nous avons gagné la bataille, mais nous avons perdu la guerre
Les États-Unis n’ont pas changé après le 11 septembre. Au contraire, il est devenu plus de lui-même. Jayson Derow soutient que l’administration Bush a utilisé le 11 septembre pour légitimer l’expansion de la puissance américaine afin d’assurer sa suprématie militaire et économique.
Part 1: A Case for a Realist Foreign Policy
In part one of a two part series, making the case for a realist foreign policy. Mark Jarratt and Alexis Amini are discussing the theoretical underpinnings of realism and illustrate by using the 2003 Iraq Invasion.
When Airstrikes Go Wrong: Examining the Narrative After the Mosul Airstrike
With the recent increase in civilian casualties from coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Farah Bogani examines the narrative emerging from the Mosul airstrike.
Fear, Pain and Coercion: Jose Rodriguez and a Divisive Debate over a Dark Legacy (Part III)
In part three of a series on Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Stefan Konrad examines the heated debate that has emerged over the past decade and a half.