NATO is the most powerful military alliance in human history: it combines 3 of the world's 7 nuclear-armed powers and tops it off with the conventional power of the world's lone superpower. It has potentially formidable military powers within it: Germany, Italy, France, and Britain could all well rearm to much success should they so … Continue reading NATO could destroy the Islamic State. So why don’t they?
Why would Islamic State attack unarmed civilians in Paris? The geopolitics of terrorism.
To secure itself, the Islamic State must destroy its nearest Sunni Arab rivals, and Saudi Arabia is a tempting target.
IS-inspired attacks have struck Tunisia, Kuwait, and France. Here's why, for the Islamic State, that makes a great deal of sense.
For those who have heard but don't really know, here's the what what of Syria's nasty civil war.
Nobody who has ever seen The Road should be all that horrified by what ISIS has done. When you’re in a post-acocalyptic nightmare land, you’ll grasp onto whatever straws of order you can get. So it is with the Sunnis of Iraq and Syria, who have now turned to a devil they don’t fully understand … Continue reading America Goes to War with the Islamic State (And Once More, It’s All About Oil)