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ISIS Foreign Fighter Recruitment, Social Media Undeterred By New Security Crackdowns

quoting Thomas H. Henriksenvia International Business Times
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Since the Islamic State group declared its self-styled caliphate in June, countries around the world have been on high alert for foreign fighters trying to get to Iraq and Syria.

The Arab Spring in Egypt
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Allah Versus KFC

by Mokhtar Awad, Samuel Tadrosvia Foreign Policy
Friday, February 27, 2015
How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants.
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Why Boehner’s Invite To Netanyahu Is Unconstitutional

by Elizabeth (Lisa) Cobbs Hoffmanvia Reuters
Monday, March 2, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into a grudge match against the Constitution.

War Plane
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The Super Smart Way To Dismantle ISIS

by Eli Berman, Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.), Jacob H. Shapirovia National Interest
Friday, February 27, 2015

Every week, the Islamic State (IS) makes further headlines with its ruthless behavior. The many tactics of IS raises the question: which type of war are we fighting against it?


Six Questions Congress Should Ask The Administration About Its ISIL AUMF

by Jack Goldsmith, Ryan Goodman, Steve Vladeck via Lawfare
Friday, February 20, 2015

With congressional hearings on the Obama Administration’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the Islamic State on the horizon, we propose six questions that Members of Congress should ask Administration witnesses

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Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (1:48)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Listen as Richard Epstein talk about ISIS on the John Batchelor Show.

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Make the ISIS Caliphate a Jihadist Kill Zone

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

President Obama’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS comes at a time when Iran and ISIS are fomenting disorder and destruction throughout the Middle East. Despite the enmity between these two species of jihadism, both pose serious threats to our interests and security and those of our allies in the region.

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American Leadership, Commitment, and Perseverance in the Middle East

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

U.S. disengagement from Middle Eastern affairs, highlighted by the Obama administration’s withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, its failure to lead an international stability force in Libya after the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime, and its unwillingness to enforce self-proclaimed red lines in Syria, has reduced U.S. influence in the region to an all-time low.

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Five Middle East Blunders

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The underlying causes of chaos in the Middle East are indigenous. But Obama hasn’t helped.


George Shultz at the US Institute of Peace

interview with George P. Shultzvia United States Institute of Peace
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Distinguished Fellow George Shultz discusses Iran's nuclear program.  This is an excerpt from the 2015 Dean Acheson Lecture at the U.S. Institute of Peace.