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If You Want To Stop ISIS, Here Is What It Will Take

by Angelo M. Codevillavia The Federalist
Monday, August 25, 2014

The Islamic State’ video-dissemination of one of its goons beheading an American is an existential challenge from which we cannot afford to shrink. Until the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) did that, it made sense for the U.S. government to help contain it because the Islamic world, which the IS threatens most directly, must destroy it sooner or later.

The holy Koran
Featured Commentary

Nothing To Do With Islam, Part 2

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, August 25, 2014

In his comments on the jihad being waged by the Islamic State in northern Iraq (ISIL), President Obama recycled yet again the shopworn false knowledge about Islam that continues to compromise our response to Muslim violence.

Barack Obama
Blogs

Why the President Should Seek Congressional Authorization for the Use of Force Against The Islamic State [UPDATE on War Powers Resolution]

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, August 22, 2014

A few days ago I discussed why President Obama is shying away from seeking congressional authorization to use force against The Islamic State (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL).  But as the aims and scope of U.S. military involvement against IS expand on a daily basis, the case for the President getting Congress formally on board continues to grow.  That case, as I see it, is as follows.

Other Media

Final ISIS Email To Foley's Parents: Intel Experts See Warning - And Recruitment Effort

quoting Abraham D. Sofaervia International Business Times
Thursday, August 21, 2014

The email sent to Global Post from ISIS explaining why the militants were killing reporter James Foley isn’t just a warning to U.S. leaders, it’s a statement of intent and a smart piece of PR, say foreign policy and national security affairs experts. “It’s not an entirely primitive document,” said Abraham Sofaer, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University.

Interviews

Larry Diamond on Forum with Michael Krasny

interview with Larry Diamondvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Larry Diamond discussed the Middle East on NPR's KQED Forum Radio Show.

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Chaos in Libya

by Matthew Waxmanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

That humanitarian intervention may be tragically counter-productive.

Blogs

The Politics of War Powers in Iraq

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The WSJ reports that the initial success of American airstrikes in Iraq is spurring a push for broader military engagement against the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL) in Iraq.  Our deepening military involvement in Iraq accentuates the dysfunctional politics of war powers that Julie Hirschfeld Davis writes about in the NYT.  President Obama has reinstituted the use of force in Iraq without congressional authorization based on his inherent Article II powers. 

Blogs

All Fall Down

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Consider our dog days of August: An American journalist savagely beheaded on tape, with more promised to come. The Islamic State rampage. The Gaza war and Hamas’s serial truce violations — and the new neutral U.S. stance with implied disruptions in military support for Israel.

Featured Commentary

Sherman in Gaza

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

William Tecumseh Sherman 150 years ago took Atlanta before heading out on his infamous March to the Sea to make Georgia “howl.” He remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures in American military history.

Interviews

Kori Schake on Happening Now

interview with Kori Schakevia Happening Now (Fox News)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Research Fellow Kori Schake discussed the recent events in Iraq on FOX News Happening Now. 

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