Although some celebrate ISIS’ territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the group’s adaptability and prove it is far from defeated.
The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.
The Trump administration appears to be throwing down the gauntlet not just to Syria, but also to its allies Russia and Iran.
While everyone has focused on Russia’s meddling into last year’s presidential election, other blatant acts of Russian aggression have gone unnoticed.
Many argue that ISIS is close to death. But whatever happens in Raqqa, ISIS’s cause will live on.
Islam will not allow minorities to have their own land and to rule themselves. That’s why even if partitioning Syria happens, it likely won’t go well.
Can one support freedom and security for both majorities and minorities? This is the biggest question looming over U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly for our involvement in Syria.
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.
If Trump’s shock presidential win taught us anything, it should be that the United States cannot be so stretched protecting others that it hurts its own citizens.
Our political culture has degraded to the point where it encourages the worst presidential temptations—and we’ve made waging war nearly as easy as firing off a tweet.
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.
As North Korea saber-rattles and the Trump administration talks tough, it’s a good time to remember some history lessons from the first Korean War that are still applicable today.
Barack Obama didn’t just undermine our allies with the Iran deal—he undermined his own Justice Department’s 30-year counterproliferation efforts.
Serious observers of world affairs are having a very difficult time explaining what strategic effects the missile attack on a Syrian military airport had.
During the Obama era, our military maneuvers were transparent to a fault. We need the element of surprise when conducting operations overseas.
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