Putin Could Hit the Trifecta If Trump Wins the White House

by Steven L. Hall

The relationship between Russia and the United States has always been and will always be complicated.  In the U.S. and the West in general, hope seems always to spring eternal.  The thinking,...

The Case for No-First-Use

by Kingston Reif

The conditions under which a U.S. president might use nuclear weapons has in recent weeks become a topic of national conversation. Toward the end of the first presidential debate on September 27,...

You Can’t Put Syria's Pieces Back Together Again

by Ambassador Dennis Ross

Fighting in Aleppo has intensified with a Russian-backed government offensive to capture the rebel-held sector of Syria’s largest city. The United States and its allies accuse Russia of...

China's Counter-Terrorism Law and the Uyghurs

by Michael Clarke

On 27 December 2015, China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the country’s first counterterrorism legislation. The law carried sweeping provisions, enabling not only China’s various...

North Korea: A Perennial Nuisance

by Soo Kim

The latest North Korean nuclear test has caused the international community to once again reexamine all of the available policy options for how to hinder and eventually end North Korea’s nuclear...

Don’t Rely on Iran’s Good Intentions

by Olli Heinonen

There is a small window of time for the United States and its allies to determine what kind of nuclear technologies are delivered to Tehran, and by whom. And the clock is already ticking. The...

After ISIS: A New ISIS

by Jacob Olidort

In August, U.S. President Barack Obama reassured the Pentagon that the Islamic State will “inevitably be defeated.” U.S. government officials, generals, and pundits have been debating what could...

Beware of Boko Haram's Resilience

by J. Peter Pham

While claims last week by a Nigerian army spokesman that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was “fatally wounded” in an August 19 airstrike should be taken with a dose of skepticism—the military...

Facing the New Reality of Homegrown Terrorism

by David Shedd

“If you know the enemy and know yourself,” Sun Tzu once wrote, “you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” When it comes to the War on Terrorism, unfortunately, we...

Iran and Hezbollah Remain Hyperactive in Latin America

by Matthew Levitt

As the summer Olympics continue in Rio, Brazilian and international security forces are poised to stymie any terrorist plot that might threaten the games. According to Matt Levitt, former Treasury...