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The Middle East: What Does the US Really Need?

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter Last week’s brutal attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in the heart of Paris have again riveted Western attention on terrorism, not “out there someplace” but “here at home.” It ... Read More


An F-117 Nighthawk engages it's target and drops a GBU-28 guided bomb unit during the 'live-fire' weapons testing mission COMBAT HAMMER, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The Islamic State, the West, and 21st-Century War

Published on November 19th, 2015 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell The collective outrage and sorrow in the West surrounding the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris tell us many things, but nothing we didn’t already know about the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) ... Read More



The Folly of an Expanded U.S. War in Syria

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar President Obama has repeatedly made adjustments to what he probably considered privately to have been the best U.S. policy toward armed conflicts overseas, as he has had to cope with the pressures ... Read More

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100608-N-9923C-226 NAVY WAR COLLEGE, Newport RI (June 8, 2010) Max Boot speaks at the second panel discussion at the 2010 Current Strategy Forun at the Naval War College. Hosted by the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, this year's conference will explore the theme of "The Global System in Transition" by examining United States foreign policy in the emerging global order, the "strategic leadership" opportunities for the United States, and the role of the maritime services in supporting the nation's key objectives.(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Electronics Technician James B. Clark)

The Mindless Militarism of Max Boot

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe There’s so much hysterical nonsense spewing forth from the neocon/Republican echo chamber in the wake of the Paris massacres that it’s very difficult to know where to begin to focus one’s attention... Read More



Egypt: Hossam Bahgat is One of the Lucky Journalists

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison Last Sunday, the Egyptian military arrested investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat and interrogated him for several hours. According to the website Mada Masr, where Bahgat was a regular contributor, he was ... Read More


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Will Russia and Iran Finally Tie the Knot?

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Shireen Hunter

by Shireen Hunter Despite its slogan of “Neither East Nor West, only Islamic Republic” and its labeling of the USSR as the “little Satan,” the Islamic Republic of Iran from its very early days viewed the ... Read More



Egypt: Sisi’s Rule Teetering

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh The recent downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula, most likely due to a bomb, is emblematic of the inability of the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to comprehend the threats ... Read More

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