Battling ISIS: Some Unanswered Questions

by James A. Russell All wars, no matter how long or short they may be, draw on historical and political context that is germane to the application of force in pursuit of strategic objectives. The ongoing American-led bombing campaign to… Continue Reading  

How America Made ISIS

Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours  by Tom Engelhardt Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now.  After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like… Continue Reading  

The Middle East’s Unfinished Wars

James A. Russell The predictions of doom in the Middle East that are dominating thinking in the foreign policy commentariat of Washington and other capitals over the spread of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could use a… Continue Reading