The Sunni-Shia framework offers a poor explanation of Saudi-Iranian relations, perpetuating a flawed characterization of regional tensions as purely sectarian in nature.
Propping the Assad regime was only a motive insofar as it helped achieve other targets.
Denying conquest-based and commerce-based income to ISIS can limit the group’s functionality as a governing entity and a fighting force.
Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy isn’t as deplorable as his critics suggest.
The far-right’s nationalist and protectionist ideology continues to win support and fuel anti-EU sentiments
The F-35 is a trillion-dollar boondoggle. Buying a combination of jets and drones will cost less, promote economic growth and provide military capabilities better suited to Canadian needs.
Failure to pursue political goals in the Middle East with the same gusto as military objectives could render today’s battlefield successes against ISIS meaningless.
Washington must intervene politically in Yemen before extremists gain a foothold amidst the chaos.
The U.S. is allowing Turkey to become more authoritarian and opposed to the anti-ISIL effort.