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ISIS

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was bitterly critical of the Iraqi and U.S. governments for announcing an offensive against Mosul in advance. In a...
Barack Obama

Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss...
ISIS

What motivates women to join what on its face is the most misogynistic regime on earth? It is a question that should concern policymakers. After...
Russia

When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself caliph of the Islamic State, he captured the imagination of a generation of young Islamists. More than 30,000 foreign...
Iraq

President Obama no doubt hoped that by the time he left office Mosul would have been retaken from Islamic State control and Raqqa would be...
Terrorism

President Obama had a few good points to make in his valedictory counter-terrorism speech, delivered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday. This passage,...
ISIS

Every victory in the war against terrorism brings with it a trove of intelligence. Almost 15 years ago, when Israeli forces moved in on Yasir...
Golan Heights

Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make. Sunday’s attack on the Golan Heights, in which the Israel Defense Forces fended off an...
terrorism

President Obama refuses to refer to a “global war on terror” as his predecessor did, or to a war on “radical Islam” as his successor...
Abu Sayyaf

This Wall Street Journal report from Manila is a good reminder of how hard it is to keep a bad group down. Abu Sayyaf, the Philippine...
Syria

The causes for Donald Trump’s ascension are as multifarious as the rise of the nationalist right in Europe. There is no single explanation for America’s...
ISIS

When I was last in Mosul in 2014, shortly before the Islamic State took the city, Syrian refugee children were at every street corner, competing...