Yemen and the Future of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

by Kathleen Taylor As impoverished Yemen finds itself embroiled in widespread sectarian violence, U.S. counterterrorism policy in the region faces worrying disruption. Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is becoming more politically divided as a civil war looms, and the chaos is threatening U.S. counterterrorism policy. Yemen’s problems […]

War Crimes: ISIS and Islamic Antiquities

by Michelle Bovée As ISIS desecrates ancient and culturally invaluable sites, French President François Hollande and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova team up to condemn these actions as war crimes. On Wednesday March 18th, French President François Hollande stood in the Louvre’s Mesopotamian gallery with Irina Bokova, director […]

Bringing Russia in from the Cold

by Daniel Pitcairn Despite much spilled ink over how to respond tactically and operationally to Putin’s machinations in Ukraine, the United States and its European allies have by and large neglected the larger, strategic dilemma—how will Russia fit into the international order after the dust settles?  Last month […]