A core question facing the next American President, and indeed the American people, is what the U.S. role in the world should be.
The War on Terrorism is as complete a failure as the War on Drugs. Both share the hallmark symptoms of all such government endeavors. At the center of each is the same fundamental issue: the failure to recognize government intervention as the root cause of the problem itself.
The best we can hope for, then, is that we never forget the events of 9-11, and that whomever next takes the presidency will have the strength, wisdom, and courage to bring the kind of change needed to quell tensions both here and abroad and finally defeat ISIS. Because heaven help the entire world if our next president gets it wrong.
You may have heard these arguments before, but aren't they worth repeating? Especially in remembrance of the day that sparked us to action with generational consequences?
Some critics of our current policy seem to have analyzed the problem quite well, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have found the solution.
For some unfathomable reason, Matt Lauer moderated the event. Lauer is not exactly the first person on the NBC bench I would pick to host the kickoff political event of the campaign season's homestretch, to put it mildly.
Simply put, spending more money isn't in itself a strategy. Instead of simply throwing money at a massively bloated bureaucracy, it would be nice to see the candidates show some leadership and talk about the tough choices they would make as Commander-in-Chief.
The Al Murah zone of Iraqi Kurdistan Here, amid a landscape of fortifications and trenches, François Margolin, the producer of my documentary ...
According to Reuters correspondent Ned Parker, for example, the US has let "Shi'a militias" "run amok" in Sunni towns. But there is a fundamental problem with this representation.
Even as the "caliphate" shrinks in the Middle East, Daesh, as the group also is known, is increasing its murderous attacks on Western civilians. Washington's intervention actually has endangered Americans.
As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) offers an important exception to that rule.
When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn't fight them over there, we'd have to fight them on the beaches of California. We believed. It was a lie.
As the Iraqi army, backed by US airstrikes, attempts to take back the city of Mosul from ISIS we can't forget about humanitarian aid to civilians. Whe...
Donald Trump's insinuation that Second Amendment supporters might be able to "do something" to stop a President Hillary Clinton is part of a disturbing trend that is not without consequences.
As I close Sidea's book I am furious. I try to get rid of the emotion, but I just can't. I am angry about the fact that Saif considers himself a victim and has come to Germany to seek asylum. He wants to start a business and "live a normal life".
By James M. Dorsey Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. ...