Armies, War and Islamic State

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Nov. 23, 2015 The future of the Middle East will be determined by whether the Islamic State’s military force is more capable fundamentally than the Arab military forces we have seen in the past.

The Arab Spring and Other Fables

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Nov. 20, 2015 Far from creating democracies in the Arab world, the Arab Spring ended up being a catalyst for civil wars in Syria and Libya.

Paris, Sharm el-Sheikh and the Resurrection of Old Europe

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Nov. 25, 2015 Europe is considering its options following the Islamic State’s attacks on French and Russian targets.

Aftershocks and Morality Questions Following Paris Attacks

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Nov. 18, 2015 Governments and individuals now have to face the difficult question of how to prevent future attacks from happening.

Turkey Edging Closer to Islamic State Confrontation

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Nov. 19, 2015 Turkey has avoided military intervention in Syria but may now be moving in that direction.

Free Movement in Europe May Be Coming to an End

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Nov. 17, 2015 French President Francois Hollande reportedly plans to call for an end to free movement of European Union citizens.

The Strategic Context of the Paris Attacks

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Nov. 16. 2015 The terrorist attacks in Paris indicate a new level of sophistication in Islamic State’s planning and coordination.