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...

Russia Is Intervening in Libya. Should We Care?

Full Story >Libya cracked the crowded U.S. headlines this week with the news of growing Russian military intervention in the embattled North African country. Thousands of Russian mercenaries from the infamous mercenary Wagner Group have joined the conflict since September, signaling the Kremlin’s intent to s...