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US intelligence has been blindside by the rise and spread of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army.
Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.
How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.
After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible.
Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.
The crisis in Iraq and Syria demands a political solution. Here are the key diplomatic steps needed to get there.
Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?