The administration needs to face its inability to achieve regime change in Syria and the destruction of the Islamic State.
Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Removing Cancer of the Islamic State Can Kill the Patient
The efforts of the U.S. and Iraq to extract the Islamic State have left Ramadi uninhabitable.
Leading Republicans Are Promising to Commit War Crimes — and Their Base Loves It
In its failure to prosecute bona fide war criminals, the Obama administration has left the door open for all manner of rights abusers to succeed it.
Recent Beheadings Show Saudi Arabia Is the One Really Running Around Like a Chicken Without Its Head
One goal of Saudi Arabia’s recent mass executions, including a prominent Shiite cleric, was to goad Iran into over-reacting.
The Best Way to Close Guantanamo? Give It Back to Cuba.
In one fell swoop, President Obama could erase the stain of Guantanamo and make major headway on normalization with Cuba.
Aversion to Arabic a Common Symptom of Islamophobia
In the United States, a common manifestation of Islamophobia is an adverse reaction to the Arabic language.
Saudi Arabia Executed a Nonviolent Shiite Cleric. It’s Going to Cost Them Big.
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
How Should We Deal With War Criminals?
The eternal dilemma of prosecuting war criminals is that they are usually charged and tried by the victors.
Manganese: Burkina Faso’s New Resource Curse
Manganese mining is a linchpin of Burkina Faso’s corruption and oppression.