Al-Qaeda: Still Deadly Threat in Yemen

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey As peace talks to end Yemen’s four-year-long war stall, al-Qaeda carried out a deadly attack the Hadramawt province on May 3 that killed several civilians, showing the faction still poses a threat in Yemen. Despite being contained… Continue Reading  

Keeping US Troops in Iraq Wouldn’t Have Stopped the Rise of ISIS

by Jim Lobe Just a quick note to cite and link to an important analysis on the three-year-old debate, first raised by Charles Krauthammer, over “Who Lost Iraq.” The article, entitled “Behind the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq,” was published this… Continue Reading  

The Surge and Other Popular Neocon Myths

by James Russell As the Senate prepares for what will be contentious confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense, it is important to debunk some of the popularized narratives that are being offered by neoconservative… Continue Reading