The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US coincides with the end of the US land war in Afghanistan. Yet, it doesn’t end the US political relationship to Afghanistan now in the hands of the Taliban.
In the wake of these events, perhaps we should reconsider the relationship between war and politics and diplomacy? Is one just the extension of the other or quite different?
Michael O’Loughlin, professor emeritus at Salisbury University, reflects on these questions.