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America is engaged in a clash not only of arms but of ideas, according to a man who understands both kinds of combat.
The US government’s spin on Islamist violence—that the perpetrators aren’t Muslims—is both condescending and wrong.
The early caliphate so idealized by Islamists was no golden age, but a time of instability and violence.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State might fail as a caliphate but succeed in promoting international terrorism.
The Obama administration inherited a Pax Americana—a stable and largely peaceful global order—and then threw it away.
Conventional forces will always be relevant, while dazzling new weaponry may quickly become obsolete.
Calm may reign around the Mediterranean, but peace on these historic shores is far from inevitable.
The new episode of Rational Security is out, featuring a general agreement to ignore the State of the Union and talk about the state of the United Arab Emirates instead.
How do extremists relate to the population in which they live?
In the current tensions with the Islamic World, pundits bandy about received wisdom that in fact is often ignorance. Here are a few examples.