The U.S. military must increase its involvement in Iraq and Syria to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Such an escalation is all the more urgent in light of Russia’s intensified operations in Syria.
Iran is entering a period of rapprochement with major world powers that could exacerbate insecurity in the Middle East. To avoid aggravating regional tensions, President Rouhani’s administration must refrain from adventurist policies and re-engage with Iran’s neighbors.
Intelligence Community insistence on assured access to protected communications risks complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts and harming American businesses.
A Mexican drug lord’s second escape from prison highlights the need for a new approach to the war on drugs.
Saudi Arabia risks undermining regional security and alienating key allies without a more sustainable policy toward Yemen.