Saudi Arabia is willing to maintain a distant peace with Israel to contain and defeat the poisonous ideology of the Islamic State. This is a huge shift.
The mosque attack does suggest that Britain is at a dangerous boiling point and that the violence is now coming from both sides of the spectrum.
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.
In the wake of the London attack, western leaders are insisting that all Europeans share the same values. The uncomfortable reality is that it isn’t true.
The lyricist who has never been afraid to speak unpopular truths is calling out the British government for coddling the terrorists who kill kids.
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.
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.
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.
We shouldn’t need humanitarian prompting to care about Syria. We should care because we’re terrified of the implications for our own interests and security.
All of this domestic turmoil comes at a time China and Russia are posturing and flexing their military might. These are dangerous times and miscalculations can bring tragic consequences.
As ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq, there is increasing concern that militants will flee to nearby countries and terror cells to regroup.
Defeating ISIS would most likely necessitate a holistic, long-term approach in Iraq along the lines of the 2007 surge. But this would cost the president significant political capital.
We know from a great deal of evidence that women and children are involved in terrorist attacks. Even babies are used as cover for terror.
‘Muslims cannot reform their interpretations of Islam under the boots of regimes that manifest interpretations of Islam through blasphemy, apostasy, and treason laws.’
Russia’s increased involvement in Libya is another sign that President Vladimir Putin seeks a resurgent Russia that holds sway with allies throughout the Middle East.
Over the course of the lengthy hearing, his testimony painted a coherent picture of what a Rex Tillerson-style American foreign policy might look like.
Ben Wallace’s call for public vigilance is both ironic and impossible given a pervasive culture in Britain that demands absolute tolerance for all things Muslim.
As we close out the year and prepare for the incoming Trump administration, here are the top ten foreign policy developments of 2016 that will set the scene for 2017.
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