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Hoover Digest by topic: Jihad

January 23, 2012

Strange Defeat

Osama bin Laden stencil
Image credit: Bixentro—Licensed under Creative Commons

The “strategic defeat” of Al-Qaeda? A feel-good story . . . that’s too good to be true. By Amy B. Zegart.

January 23, 2012

The U.N.:So Bad It's Almost Beautiful

Powerless, aimless, corrupt: what’s not to like? By Bruce S. Thornton.

October 12, 2011

Eyes on Spies

Wanted posters
Image credit: U.S.A.F./Staff Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

The 9/11 attacks were the clearest possible call for effective national intelligence. Why are we still waiting? By Amy B. Zegart.

October 12, 2011

Between the Gates of Tears

USS San Jacinto
Image credit: U.S. Navy/Mass Comm. Spec. 2nd Class Ja’lon A. Rhinehart

Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.

October 12, 2011

Hard but Enduring Lessons

Another thing Americans must never forget: that security depends on nurturing democracy and freedom around the world. By Condoleezza Rice.

October 12, 2011

Exit Door

man in parachute
Image credit: Taylor Jones

American troops went to Afghanistan to defeat terrorists. Bring them home too hastily and their work may be undone. By Kori N. Schake.

October 12, 2011

The Bin Laden Decade

Bin Laden holding world
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Taking stock of the years since 9/11. By Jessica Stern.

October 12, 2011

The Case for Staying On

Iraq and Gates chess game
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Only a continuing American role can help Iraqi democracy find its feet and block Iranian power. By Fouad Ajami.

July 13, 2011

Trial of a Thousand Years

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in 1980
Image credit: USAF

Behind the headlines lies an old and basic question: in the clash between Islamism and the nation-state, who will win? By Charles Hill.

July 13, 2011

Extending an Invitation to Reform

Saudi King Abdullah, right, and then-president Hosni Mubarak of Egypt
Image credit: Agence France-Presse/Hassan Ammar

The United States has always been among the kingdom’s best friends. Who better to help it change? By Leif Eckholm.