Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea is a senior contributor to The Federalist and editor of the foreign policy newsletter INBOUND. She holds a PhD in French linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow her on Twitter here.
Wednesday Terror Attack On Tehran A Surprise Peek Into Political Fault Lines

Wednesday’s attacks in Iran seem not to have been spontaneously inspired by ISIS, but carefully planned to hit a nerve and grab international attention.

After London Bridge, The World Is Sick Of Politicians Downplaying Terrorism

Our political leaders are basically telling us that this kind of terrorism, random and deadly, is the price we have to pay for their policies of multiculturalism and political correctness.

Manchester Bombing Foreshadows Another Fraught Ramadan

The Manchester bombing is a stunning reminder that, despite ISIS losing territory in the Middle East, its appeal isn’t totally lost on young Muslims living in the West.

Trump Tells Muslim World To Stop Enabling Terrorism

President Trump wants to make it clear that it’s the Muslim world, not the United States, that must lead the way in pushing back against Islamism.

Islamists Just Threw A Christian Politician In Jail For ‘Blasphemy’ Against The Quran

What’s most disturbing is that the judges’ decision is a capitulation not only to Islamic law but to the demands of the mob.

Vox Voxplains Radical Islam As No Threat To Americans Or The West

Will Wilkinson at Vox insists there are no reasonable arguments to be made that radical Islam poses any threat to the United States or Western civilization.

Voters Deliver Weak Mandate For New French President In Precarious Position

On Sunday French voters chose a centrist candidate for president, Emmanuel Macron, who has never been elected to office and who founded his own party.

If We Don’t Get A Syria Strategy, Get Ready For Another Big Middle East Mess

The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, is militarily invested in Iraq and Syria. Yet it has no strategic vision for Syria after the fight against ISIS is over.

United Nations Puts World-Renowned Women-Abuser On Women’s Rights Panel

Our foremost international body has intentionally put Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for its women’s rights problems, on a commission dedicated to promoting women’s rights.

How The Champs-Élysées Attack Affects The French Presidential Election

If Islamists want to keep Muslims from integrating into French society and encourage them to resist through violence, it would be in their best interest to have Marine Le Pen in power.

Election Results Likely To Accelerate Turkey’s Authoritarianism

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party are hailing the victory as a clear mandate from the people, despite winning by a razor-thin margin.

Meet The Men Who Fought Hitler — And Fought Dirty

In Giles Milton’s new book, ‘Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,’ he tells the story of a cunning and ruthless band of saboteurs that helped win World War II—and saved untold lives in the process.

Trump Is Right. Our Enemies Don’t Need Forecasts Of U.S. Troop Movements

During the Obama era, our military maneuvers were transparent to a fault. We need the element of surprise when conducting operations overseas.

‘Homeland’ Actor: The Real ‘Guilty Ones’ This Season Are White Men, Not Islamic Terrorists

‘Homeland’ has taken such a sudden turn toward political preaching and progressive tut-tutting that its story and characters barely resemble those of the previous five seasons.

If Syrians Want To Stop Assad’s Chemical Weapons, They Must Do It Themselves

Both President Trump and the United Nations appear unlikely to take any significant steps toward ending Bashar al Assad’s reign of terror.

As Britain Exits, European Leaders Nervously Insist EU Is ‘Undivided And Indivisible’

The ‘unity summit’ in Rome was aimed at more than merely commemorating the EU’s 60th anniversary. Member states used the occasion to try to reenergize its mission.

Despite Far-Right Loss In Netherlands, Nationalism Isn’t Going Anywhere

The rise of Geert Wilders and his party, despite their election-day loss, shows how influential populism has become in Europe. As a political force, populism is here to stay.

Thought The U.S. Elections Were Crazy? Wait ‘Til You Get A Look At France’s

If you think Americans had a rough election year, take a look at what’s been going on in France, which holds the first round of its presidential election next month.

ISIS Is Retreating In Syria And Iraq, But It’s Nowhere Near Over

As ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq, there is increasing concern that militants will flee to nearby countries and terror cells to regroup.

Jadis’s Pidgin English In ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Laughably Unrealistic

‘The Walking Dead’ envisions societal breakdown after a global cataclysmic event. For the most part, its scenarios ring true. But not this time.