Issues / War & Peace
Contradictory U.S. policies, as with Al Qaeda a generation ago, have aided and abetted the development of the Islamic State.
A mysterious plane crash, Russian meddling in Ukraine, and new saber-rattling from NATO are rapidly stoking a new Cold War in Europe.
The expansion of the Islamic State is not a problem for the United States to solve alone.
SGI can be viewed as a counter-insurgency program whose goal is to strengthen economic development by strengthening security.
The spirit of Saddam Hussein lives on in the Islamic State.
The twin plagues of ISIS and Ebola thrive on the breakdown of the existing order.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
Did the CIA accept information obtained from a journalist tortured to death?
According to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri's interpretation of Sunni Islamic law, Muslims who support a tyrannical regime or an occupying force are fair game for al Qaeda.