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Mosul

The Mosul offensive is now two weeks old. How's it going? Contrary to Donald Trump's claims that it is turning into a "total disaster,” it...
Mosul

As Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, the realization is dawning on policymakers in the United States and abroad that Mosul’s liberation...
Raqqa

A coalition of militias and Iraqi Security Forces (to say nothing of American soldiers) is still closing in on the sprawling, ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, but...
Mosul

Even before Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the official offensive late on Sunday, the signs of what was to come were obvious. As Rod Nordland of...
terrorists

Listen to either of our two leading presidential candidates talk about terrorism and you quickly learn one thing: Neither one really has any notion what...
Syria

“Everyone is pursuing their own interests, not Syria’s.” If there has been a more accurate and pithy description of the problem in Syria, I have not...
turkey

There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving...
ISIS

There’s a lot to unpack in Donald Trump’s simplistic foreign policy speech delivered today in Youngstown, Ohio. The teleprompter from which he read much of...
terrorists

In my last post, I discussed how Palestinian culture encourages suicidal youngsters to kill by offering a simple bargain: Murder a Jew, and you instantly...
Donald Trump

Yesterday, Jonathan Tobin took Donald Trump to task for declaring that Hillary Clinton was “the founder of ISIS.” Tobin essentially argued three points: First, he correctly...
Mosul

The scale of the threat to American national security and interests posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is dependent upon the administration...
ISIS

Last night in a speech in Florida Donald Trump said something that was perhaps intended to distract the public from his threat/joke about “Second Amendment...