Dan Byman on Escalation in Afghanistan

Professor Dan Byman argues in Foreign Affairs that the best option for the United States is to maintain a residual counterterrorism force in Afghanistan, but not re-escalating, as the Trump administration announced it plans to do in August.

Briana Mawby on The Role of Women in Disaster Recovery

Briana Mawby, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), writes that while disasters often disproportionately affect women due to unequal access to resources, women must also be key players in disaster recovery efforts.

Dan Byman on Afghanistan: Part II, Against U.S. Involvement

In the finale of a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog, Professor Dan Byman makes a case against continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. In part two, he argues that for diplomatic, financial, and military reasons, Afghanistan will be a failed venture for the U.S.

Dan Byman On Afghanistan: Part I, For U.S. Involvement

Professor Dan Byman makes a case for continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog. In part 1, he argues that the U.S. has a chance of success if leaders limit U.S. objectives regarding terrorism and the Taliban.

Fair on Corruption in Pakistan

Professor Christine Fair argued the judicial ouster of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is evidence of the Pakistani military’s deep hold on the government in an op-ed for Foreign Policy.

Kupchan Urges Transatlantic Unity on Ukraine

Professor Charles Kupchan argues that the United States would be making a dangerous and unproductive misstep by providing lethal weapons to Ukraine in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

Verveer on Economic Empowerment of Women in Rwanda

Ambassador Mellanne Verveer detailed the mutually positive effects of a private sector social enterprise investment project by Kate Spade in Rwanda for investors and women hired by the company, in an op-ed for the Council on Foreign Relations.