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.