Best Defense

What the United States might have learned after nearly a year at war with ISIS

My mateys aboard New America’s Future of War team offered up some thoughts about what we’ve learned after fighting ISIS for nearly a year.


Where Have All the Arab States Gone?

The Arab world’s a mess and its leaders don’t appear ready to assume much responsibility for fixing it. Maybe it’s time for the rest of us to start demanding they step up.


Italy Opens the Door to Disaster

Italian officials are turning a blind eye to the Syrian refugees fleeing the country for Northern Europe. And even the refugees themselves are worried that anyone could be traveling in their midst -- even terrorists with the Islamic State.


Are the Islamic State’s Losses in Iraq Offset by Gains in Syria?

The group is on the march in Syria as it is beaten back in Iraq.

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