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Instead of Bombing Syria to Fight the Islamic State, Let Syria and Others Battle Islamic Radicals

Instead of Bombing Syria to Fight the Islamic State, Let Syria and Others Battle Islamic Radicals

09. 1.2014
Until now, President Obama's foreign policy appeared to be based more on reason than emotion. However, the rise of ISIL may have cost Obama...
The Invisible President

The Invisible President

08.29.2014
I was at the gym, minding my own business, when the President took over all of the televisions in the room to make his big announcement:...
Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

08.29.2014
We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher...
How ISIS Could Change the War on Terror Dramatically

How ISIS Could Change the War on Terror Dramatically

08.28.2014
In short, the War on Terror at home has not changed at all, but the war abroad has, and it is this factor that presents the U.S. with a...

Celebrating Heroism on Mt. Sinjar, Preparing for What Comes Next

08.28.2014
During the past few weeks on Mt. Sinjar, we have seen both the worst and the best of what humanity can do.

Another Hamas Ceasefire Cemented in Future War

08.28.2014
Amid a shaky and uncertain ceasefire with Hamas, Israelis did not celebrate in the streets as Hamas and the people in the Gaza Strip did...
France Rules Out Assad As A Partner In Fight Against ISIS

France Rules Out Assad As A Partner In Fight Against ISIS

08.28.2014
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against...

The Challenges in Defeating ISIS

08.27.2014
Given the current momentum of ISIS and stated intentions to expand its caliphate, it may well attempt to increase its activity in northwest...

The Real Social Media Battleground

08.26.2014
Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict.

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

08.26.2014
New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level,...
Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

08.26.2014
Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African...
Surveillance and the Creative Mind

Surveillance and the Creative Mind

08.26.2014
Recent U.S. history paints a clear picture of abuses by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, often with the approval of politicians....

This Is How Wars Begin

08.26.2014
To explain why our actions are so dangerous, here is what we might say to an alien if we ever made contact, and here is how it may be interpreted....

John McCain: Bomb Assad Yesterday, Bomb Jihadists Today

08.26.2014
The swift and dramatic rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the group's de facto transformation from a terrorist...