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Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist for Newsweek.
The Continent is still relying on the US for its security
By Daniel DePetris
The Islamic Republic has survived mass demonstrations before
From ‘Ukraine fatigue’ to the size of the Security Council, the body has a lot on its plate
He may soon have to choose between staying in Ukraine and stability at home
OPEC has gotten used to $100 a barrel crude, and it has no intention of going back
The Shias are attacking each other as an old foe rears his head
Instead of moderating its policy, Moscow is fighting fire with fire
Peace talks are a figment of the imagination
It’s a somber anniversary but the decision holds up
Did the Taliban know the al-Qaeda chief was in Kabul?
And we aren’t even remotely close to its end
At a time of war, everything is fair game
Outcomes will likely be unimpressive
Time for a review of Biden’s Afghanistan policy
Why should America keep pulling everyone else’s NATO weight?
Why is the US still in Syria?
Can America avoid the next crisis in Iran?
The Taliban learn just how hard governing Afghanistan is
Biden stole Trump’s foreign policy
Biden’s big UN whopper
America has few good options in Haiti
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