Security Policy

By Michael Casey
Contributing Writer
05 October 2015

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.

By Sina Azodi
Contributing Writer
5 October 2015

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.

By Collin Hunt
Contributing Writer
September 8, 2015

Intelligence Community insistence on assured access to protected communications risks complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts and harming American businesses.

By Laura Blume
Contributing Writer
July 25, 2015

A Mexican drug lord’s second escape from prison highlights the need for a new approach to the war on drugs.

By Nicole Bailey
Staff Writer
July 13, 2015

Saudi Arabia risks undermining regional security and alienating key allies without a more sustainable policy toward Yemen.


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