Best Defense

To defeat ISIL, deny it sanctuary and territory — using a Mideast ground force. Also, give up democratizing the region.

ISIL is now the leader of an insurgency in the Muslim world long in the making.


In Nigeria, $2 Billion in Stolen Funds Is Just a Drop in the Corruption Bucket

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari claims his predecessor's national security advisor stole $2 billion in funds. Another $148 billion might still be missing.


Kurds Can’t Be Syria’s Saviors

Washington’s new allies in the fight against the Islamic State are gaining ground. But their Kurdish leaders are getting in the way.

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