Posts Tagged: Islamic State
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?
The Obama administration will soon hand over power to a Trump administration that shares some of the very same foreign policy commitments.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
When states dream, is Syria their nightmare?
Tunisia remains a beacon of hope in the region, but it needs money to build up its political institutions not its military.
Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.
Shifting alignments in the aftermath of the failed coup could bring peace to Yemen and Syria—but only if regional leaders can agree on some rules.
Clinton's rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump's, but her record is much bloodier.
The military can't defeat the Islamic State. We must look instead at the sources of ISIS support.