Ahsan I Butt

Ahsan I Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

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Such a cavalier approach to the use of deadly force permeates American behaviour among citizens, between citizens and the police, as well as between the military and other states, raising questions about US society beyond the ambit of foreign policy. (Photo: Veronique de Viguerie/Edit by Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Afghan War: A Failure Made in the USA
Last week, the Washington Post published a six-part investigative series on the United States ' war in Afghanistan , based on thousands of government documents the newspaper procured. The paper has shone a light on the disjuncture between what has been occurring on the ground in Afghanistan and...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Why Did Bush Go to War in Iraq? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think
Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it fought in the first place? What did the Bush administration hope to get out of the war? The official, and...
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