Beyond Counterterrorism: Defeating the Salafi-Jihadi Movement

Full Story >Attacking and discrediting the Salafi-jihadi ideology will not weaken the movement. The US can sever the vanguard's connections by providing local communities with the basic goods and services, including security, that they need.

Attribution, Intent, and Response in the Abqaiq Attack

Full Story >The U.S. should conduct a military strike in response to the Iranian attack on the Abqaiq oil facility in Saudi Arabia in order to deter continued Iranian military escalation.  The attack should most likely focus on Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) targets in Syria rather than in Iran it...

Don’t Let Russia Dominate Libya

Full Story >American interests are under attack in Libya, whether we realize it or not. Adversaries and allies alike are attempting to install a dictator. In doing so, they’re undermining U.S. credibility and challenging American leadership of the international order.