ISIS 3.0: After Sri Lanka

by Richard Sindelar The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has now taken the next step on a path well worn by the PLO and al-Qaeda. It has begun its most virulent third stage with a multi-target, bloody rampage in Sri… Continue Reading  

Tehran’s Policies Risk Iran’s Territorial Integrity

by Shireen T. Hunter In his conversations with American journalists during his recent visit to New York, as reported in The New Yorker, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that some of Iran’s regional rivals, especially Israel, Saudi Arabia, and… Continue Reading  

Renewing Waivers for Nuclear Projects with Iran Serves U.S. Interests

by Kelsey Davenport A critical decision in the long-running effort to block Iran’s potential path to nuclear weapons is just days away. The Trump administration must decide by May 2 to renew sanctions waivers allowing required nuclear cooperation projects with… Continue Reading  

The AI Wars

by Allegra Harpootlian and Emily Manna Here’s a question worth asking about America’s seemingly endless global conflicts: if you kill somebody and there’s no one there (on our side anyway), is the United States still at war? That may prove… Continue Reading  

Clash of Civilizations 2.0

by Robert Wright According to some officials in Sri Lanka, last week’s bombing of hotels and churches by ISIS-affiliated jihadists came in retaliation for the mosque shooting in ChristChurch, New Zealand five weeks earlier. There are reasons to doubt this… Continue Reading