ISIL

The Forever War Was Supposed to End in 2014. Instead, Obama Doubled Down.
December 28, 2014

The rise of the Islamic State proved that the U.S. doesn't know how to wind down its wars in the Middle East.

Obama's Legal Basis for Bombing Iraq Keeps Shifting
September 16, 2014

Rather than waiting for Congressional approval, Obama is using outdated Bush-era legislation to fight the Islamic State.

Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Way More Coherent Than His Critics Claim
September 15, 2014

This has been building for quite a long time. 

You Call This a Strategy for Defeating IS?
September 11, 2014

Why I'm skeptical of Obama's plan.

You Can't Stop ISIS Simply by Killing Its Leader
September 08, 2014

Beware the "Big Man Theory" in counterterrorism.

ISIL Could Become the Voice of Sunnis If We Don't Find a Way to Stop It Soon
August 11, 2014

Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice. 

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.