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...

Iran Hit the West Where it Hurts: At the Pump

Full Story >The Iranian regime is likely responsible for this weekend’s attack on Saudi oil facilities that caused the largest spike in oil prices in nearly 30 years. Iran is now willing to strike these interests harder than before and will do so again if the US does not deter it.