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2014: Transition To What?

Committee room 10 in the House of Commons was packed to capacity. The audience was as international as it could get, with representatives from many embassies in London. MPs, diplomats, journalists, scholars all were keen to participate in a…

Zero Option Kabul

The war in Afghanistan isn’t ending, it’s just changing gears, and much like the Chinese curse, 2014 is shaping up to be a very interesting year. On the one hand, the Afghans are going to the polls for the third time since the US forced…

History Is For Losers

“I have never seen any skill in lengthy campaigns. No country has ever profited from protracted warfare. If you know your enemies and yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know…