Pulling out of Syria: A primer

By GREGORY HELLMAN and CONNOR O’BRIEN 12/20/2018 05:02 PM EST Vehicles of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group patrol the town of Rmelane in Syria’s Hasakeh province on June 5. | Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that “we have defeated ISIS” in Syria and U.S troops are “all coming back…

The Asia-Pacific’s Rising Terrorist Threat

The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come. By Luke Hunt May 08, 2015   This year was promising to be a particularly brutal one. Islamic militants have increasingly taken their terror campaigns to the streets of major Western cities – Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Charlie Hebdo in Paris,…

Somalia: Al Shabaab Ignored And Abandoned

March 15, 2015: Defectors and captured al Shabaab members report that that group’s leaders are dismayed that other Islamic terror groups like ISIL (al Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant) in Syria and Boko Haram in Nigeria are crowding al Shabaab out of the media. Al Shabaab needs that media attention for fund raising and…