Apr 25, 2016
The threat has metastasized making it far more difficult to confront, on and off the battlefield. The belief the nations of the world will unite to fight militant Islam is a dream. A dream from which we must awaken if we are to defeat a foe that wants to destroy us.
Apr 19, 2016
The message from the Brussels’ murders reinforces the warning from Paris, that the Islamic State not only has the capability of deadly terrorist attacks in the heart of Europe, but that these attacks are part and parcel of a revised strategic vision.
Apr 11, 2016
A sense that the West has passed Islam economically, philosophically has engendered an anxiety among Muslims. The response is a belief and desire to refashion the West, to tear down its institutions and foment uneasiness about its role.
Apr 5, 2016
The extremists in Islam are telling us they will not moderate their positions. Christians will be killed because they are not Muslims.
Mar 28, 2016
Many nations are looking for U.S. leadership. Our allies need healing, our foes require defeat. Instead the U.S. observes Islamic extremism, sectarian conflict and terrorism without a strategy for them. Saudi Arabia and Egypt will design their own accord with the U.S. nowhere to be found.
Mar 21, 2016
Looking at this partial withdrawal of Russian forces, it appears Putin has grabbed the mantle of moderation. The downside is that Putin’s strategy reinforced the Iranian goal of a Persian Crescent throughout the region. That condition could come back to haunt the Russians.
Mar 15, 2016
When an American citizen visiting Israel is killed President Obama is unfazed. At this point in his presidency Obama has only one goal, burnishing his legacy. He intends to accomplish what none of his predecessors could , a Middle East settlement. He intends to achieve this goal through imposition.
Mar 7, 2016
The fall of the House of Saud is worrisome. Saudi Arabia served as a counter-weight to Iranian ambitions. The execution of a Shiite leader set in motion cascading events. The tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia will have an effect on the region and on international politics.