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Luke Coffey

 Luke Coffey is Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

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Defining US success after 20 years in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the US would begin the final withdrawal of all its forces from Afghanistan on May 1. This will bring an end to America’s 20-year military involvement in the country, which began after the terrorist attacks against the US on Sept. 11, 2001.

April 16, 2021

Time for the US administration to provide some clarity on Afghanistan

More than a year after the US and the Taliban signed an agreement in Doha to pave the way for a reduction in both Taliban violence and the American troop presence, progress on intra-Afghan talks remains limited and the security situation remains fragile.

March 26, 2021

NATO needs a plan to better engage with Middle East

In recent years, there has been a major debate among policymakers in North America and Europe about the future of NATO. One issue the leaders of the alliance need to address is what its role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region should be.

March 17, 2021

No end in sight to Russian protests

Large-scale protests continue to take place across Russia in response to the arrest and conviction of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

February 05, 2021

Russia’s numerous challenges at home and abroad

Russian President Vladimir Putin faces many problems at home. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents a major challenge to the country as the virus continues to run rampant through the population.

January 22, 2021

Pompeo shining light on Iran’s nefarious activities

America’s top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, is ending his time as secretary of state with a bang. In the past couple of weeks, he has delivered a number of major speeches and fired off a salvo of tweets highlighting the accomplishments from his time at the State Department.

January 15, 2021