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From Sinjar to Paris and Back

Nov 19, 2015
Successes in the campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria are creating opportunities for the United States to shift the momentum of the conflict.

Rippling Around the Globe: The Effect of the Paris Attacks on U.S.-Africa Relations

Nov 19, 2015
U.S. and international focus on the Paris attacks should lead to greater focus on the potential appeal of ISIS to African countries, where local terror groups may seek to affiliate themselves with ISIS and capitalize on the region’s governance and infrastructure problems to launch new terrorist actions.

Why the U.S. Should Be Paying Attention to Russia’s Latest Strikes in Syria

Nov 19, 2015
"It seems Russian bombers are back, and this time not for show, but to demonstrate the capability to conduct long-range precision strikes," writes Michael Kofman.

After Paris: An American Strategy

Nov 19, 2015
A well-considered U.S. response to the Paris attacks demands a coordinated intelligence, financial, and military strategy for countering the Islamic State.