Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.
Upping the ante in Syria would be politically disastrous for the president, and more important, it would damage America’s national security. Here’s why.
Iranian religious fighters see the fight against ISIS as a great way to subjugate the Sunni areas of Iraq and bring them under Iran’s influence and even control.
Author Stephen Mansfield shares his interactions with Kurdish leaders, what the Trump administration should do, and his prediction for the results of the independence referendum.
We must not dismiss the horrors faced by Christians and other minorities. President Trump must help them, lest another round of atrocities ensue.
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.
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.
The Obama administration is pinching the Kurds, who have been the United States’ most reliable anti-terrorism partner in the Middle East.
Donald Trump isn’t the first Republican presidential front-runner to completely botch a basic foreign policy interview. George W. Bush did the same in 1999.
The Kurds are ready to be the peaceful, Muslim democracy the Middle East needs.
Why would Iraq’s Maliki think he can get away with a coup? Because everyone is eating Barack Obama’s lunch.
President Obama reveals “humanitarian” foreign policy as ineffectual posturing substituted for actual strategy.
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