Ahsan I Butt

Ahsan I Butt

Ahsan I Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center. He is the author of Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists.

United States

India's majoritarian turn will not damage its ties with the US

The US's burgeoning partnership with India is based not on democracy but common interests.

India's majoritarian turn will not damage its ties with the US

Afghanistan

The Afghan war: A failure made in the USA

The US-made mess in Afghanistan has much to do with its failed policies and shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude.

The Afghan war: A failure made in the USA

Middle East

Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.

Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?