Three weeks ago, on November 13, gunmen killed 129 people and injured hundreds more in six separate attacks in Paris, France. After taking responsibility for the massacres, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was met with a strong response by the French government. Police have launched investigations across Europe, raiding properties and […]

Clear your calendars…or, at least the ones on your phone and computer. Thanks to a presidential proclamation, this October is once again National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). For those not familiar with the annual tradition, NCSAM is a time to encourage safe cyber practices. As President Obama explained, it is a chance to “enhance our […]

Twelve months from now, the American public will be embroiled in one of the most highly anticipated election seasons of recent memory. Both parties have already begun posturing for the primary campaign trail. After the transformative congressional midterm elections, the Republican-controlled House and Senate are working to build a public coalition of support through smart […]

Half a century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a decision that still haunts the American memory today. In February 1965, Johnson announced the now-infamous bombing campaign Operation Rolling Thunder. Fifty years later, it is hard not to notice a dark sense of déjà vu. Every day, headlines report the progress of American airstrikes and […]

This past February, President Barack Obama unveiled his 2015 National Security Strategy. The document stresses “international order,” renewing calls to “advance” interests in Asia, “strengthen” ties to Europe and “invest” in Africa. In its references to the Middle East and North Africa, where American foreign policy has been focused over the last several years, however, […]

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