Stimson Center conference on child soldiers: Caught in Conflict

Today on 8JAN17 I attended yet another conference on the topic of child soldiers, this time at the Stimson Center. The event was broadcast to the public and a recording can be found at this link. Right off the bat, I’d like to point out that Ukraine was left unmentioned in the discussion, as they…

Repost: Afghanistan prepares to surrender.

Clickbait title? You bet. The statement may seem outlandish, but it’s probably not. I read an article from LA Times that I felt was worth sharing. Afghanistan is feverishly working on a deal to amnesty Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and any insurgents related to him including those already incarcerated for war crimes or terrorism. Unfortunately, to judge…