Islamic State

Obama's Legal Basis for Bombing Iraq Keeps Shifting
The 2002 AUMF is politically disastrous for the Obama administration
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Rather than waiting for Congressional approval, Obama is using outdated Bush-era legislation to fight the Islamic State.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. 

The New Al Qaeda Group in South Asia Has Nothing to Do With ISIS
But AQIS is promising a (slightly) kinder, gentler caliphate
September 05, 2014

But AQIS is promising a (slightly) kinder, gentler caliphate.

ISIS's New Mag Looks Like a New York Glossy—With Pictures of Mutilated Bodies
August 25, 2014

The Islamic State is getting into the publishing business.

Obama Is Right to Bomb Islamic Militants, But His Reasons Are Wrong
August 08, 2014

The administration is being both deceptive and narrow-minded.