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ISIS

Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi visited Mosul to declare victory in the eight-month struggle to liberate Iraq’s second largest city from the grip of the...
ISIS

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to Mosul to claim victory in the battle against ISIS. A few ISIS die-hards remain holed up...
Afghanistan

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that the United States was “not winning” in Afghanistan. That is the understatement of the year. While...
James Mattis

Word that President Trump is delegating decisions about troop levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon arrived at almost the same time as news that ISIS...
ISIS

On Wednesday, at least 12 were killed and 39 wounded when a team of gunmen and suicide bombers executed a simultaneous strike on two sites...
ISIS

The Institute for Gulf Affairs, a Washington-based think tank focusing on Saudi Arabia, usually from a critical perspective, has an interesting new report out alleging...
isis

A familiar introspection set in after the horrific terrorist attack on a concert in Manchester, England. True to form, celebrities and provocateurs flew to their...
manchester

I visited Manchester in 2014, along with my son, to see a Manchester United soccer game at its hallowed stadium, Old Trafford. Not knowing what...
mike flynn

Mike Flynn’s ascension to lead the National Security Council was instantly controversial and short-lived, but it has been a continuing source of frustration for the...
Syria

In the search for effective proxies in Syria, the U.S. has found the Kurdish YPG militia to be the best bet. It may be the...
isis

For many would-be Islamist glory-seekers who wanted to participate in the restoration and expansion of a caliphate, who sought glory and brotherhood and also were...
Turkey

One of the most problematic aspects of the war against the Islamic State has been the role of Turkey. On the one hand, diplomats see...