I see in the new administration’s early steps an approach to transregional threats that isolates the United States from key partners and allies and departs from reliance on the institutions and expertise that have served well our national security and administrations of all stripes.
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Noor Salman, the wife of Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, is arrested in San Francisco on terrorism charges.
In December, the Justice Department arrested and sentenced not only ISIL supporters, but international arms traffickers providing support to the FARC and members of the Ku Klux Klan targeting Muslims.
Despite the President-elect's enthusiasm for the term, the label “Radical Islam” is so big as to be confusing, meaningless, or even contradictory.
Middle East Ticker: Assad Regime Corners Rebels in Aleppo, U.S. Reauthorizes Iran Sanctions, and Islamic State Prepares Its Fallback Plan
The Assad regime has captured 70 percent of eastern Aleppo and isn’t letting up, experts and foreign governments defend the Iran nuclear deal, and the Islamic State is ready to retreat to Deir Ezzor.
Air power is attractive and effective, yet it has real limits.
Seth Jones explains how the Islamic State's rivalry with the Afghan Taliban is keeping the terrorist organization in check.
Will McCants and Craig Whiteside argue that, although the Islamic State is on the run in Syria and Iraq, it is likely to go to ground in its rural base and regroup for the future.
True victory in the battle of Mosul, the Islamic State’s capital in Iraq and the largest city it controls, will be difficult.
The good news is that the Islamic State is on the ropes. But too often, U.S. tactical success in the Middle East precedes strategic failures. The United States and its partners must prepare now to exploit the very real gains they are making.