THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS An exchange of letters among the editors about the West’s defeat in Afghanistan.
MICHAEL FUMENTO, MANILA It didn’t have to be this way. We could easily have blunted the Taliban’s attack. Our Afghan allies just needed to know we wouldn’t abandon them-but that’s just what we did, leaving those who risked the most for us to have their heads lopped off.
VIVEK Y. KELKAR, MUMBAI Afghanistan’s past remains its present and its future. Beyond the obvious humanitarian catastrophe unfolding before our eyes, Afghanistan’s collapse is a geopolitical disaster in progress, threatening not only its neighbors but every major global power.
ADAM GARFINKLE, WASHINGTON D.C. A reader asks how the US should cope with Germany. Adam Garfinkle replies: Would it kill you to put away your wallet, listen, and learn something useful for a change?
ROBERT ZUBRIN, BOULDER As President Biden pushes to liberalize America’s immigration laws, Republicans are predictably mobilizing to stop him. This is a mistake.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS Part II of our discussion about the ramifications of declining American power: The view from India, Latin America, and the Balkans via Vivek Y. Kelkar, Simon Franco, and Tomaz Zaniuk.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS What will the world will look like when the United States is Number Two? Part I of a discussion among the Cosmopolitan Globalists about the ramifications of American geopolitical decline.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS The Cosmopolitan Globalists have more experience of coups than most Americans do. We offer some advice.
VLADISLAV DAVIDZON, ODESSA Ukrainians may be dejected that Manafort has been sprung, but they’re not entitled to be: They relied on Americans to prosecute him instead of doing it themselves.
THE COSMOPOLITAN GLOBALISTS Is it really Game Over for America in the Pacific? Which is more important: The 7th Fleet or the US dollar? Adam Garfinkle and Vivek Y. Kelkar debate.