The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.
Airstrikes against Syria may galvanize support against the United States.
The United States is pursuing a worst-of-both-worlds mix of hawkish confrontation and strategic retrenchment.
The United States has no intention of using its firepower to halt the mass killing of civilians through conventional means, degrade Syria’s military forces, or to challenge Russia and Iran’s military positions is Syria.
Rather than speaking out against Putin, the U.S. president is playing into Moscow’s hands.
With little to show for last year’s missile attack, the Trump administration is contemplating a larger campaign against the Assad government.
U.S. policy in the Middle East is being guided by Trump's doctrine of incoherent chaos. And it's only getting worse.
The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy.
Two events, just minutes apart, had very different messages.
Without territory, the Islamic State has quickly reverted back to its origins as a terrorist group.
Instead, the United States should pursue a holistic, long-term strategy.
If you squint at Trump’s new national security advisor, you might see some silver linings.