Publication: National Interest

First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

America's F-35: Coming In for a "Crash Landing"?

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is slated to enter service for the U.S. military next year, with the Marine Corps shooting to achieve initial operational capability (IOC) for its first F-35B squadron by August 2015. This would be the first ... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

The Danger ISIS Represents: "It has to be fought differently..."

This is not G.W Bush’s ill-conceived war against Saddam Hussein.  There is no questionable intelligence driving events.  Nor is it a pre-meditated campaign seeking to alter regional balances or introduce new ones – campaigns which have gone awry in the ... [Published National Interest - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Ten Percent of Western Recruits to ISIS are Women

After the grisly execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff by an ISIS terrorist earlier this month, a chilling message from inside ISIS-controlled territory reached tens of thousands globally via social media:“I wish I did it.”It came from Umm Ubaydah, ... [Published National Interest - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Scotland Headed towards "Independence-Lite"?

It was a simple question with two simple answers: Should Scotland be an independent country? The answer was either “yes” or “no.” But behind both of these answers lay an extraordinarily complex future for the United Kingdom. But strangely, that future, ... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Five Israeli Weapons of War ISIS Should Fear

Editor’s Note : Please also see Five American Weapons of War ISIS Should Fear as well as Five Reasons ISIS is a Threat to the American Homeland .As Islamic radicals overrun large swathes of Iraq and Syria, Israeli strategists worry that Israel may become ... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Libya: Oil Giant, Collapsing State

On August 25, Libya’s defunct General National Congress (GNC), a body formerly dominated by Islamist-leaning politicians, reconvened, declaring itself the sole authority of the land in opposition to the currently governing House of Representatives . This ... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

For Some Senators, Politics Doesn’t Stop at the Water’s Edge.

“President Barack Obama is hopelessly naïve, has failed to articulate a well-thought-out strategy to defeat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, and is tying the U.S. military’s hands by slashing the defense budget at the same time that U.S. soldiers ... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

One Day in the Life of Russia

In 1962, Soviet readers were stunned by the open publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich , a vivid portrayal of a Stalin-era gulag prison. Nobel Laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a former gulag inmate, managed with a glimpse of a day in the ... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

any threat the group poses to U.S. interests.

Americans, following a long tradition of finding monsters overseas to destroy, are now focusing their attention and their energy on a relatively new one: the group variously known as ISIS or ISIL or the Islamic State. The group has become a major disruptive ... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Europe’s Paralysis Problem

It is seductive to think that the Russian war in Ukraine—and NATO’s sluggish response—is a crisis wholly tied to Russian nationalism and power politics. But in reality, the current crisis is neither simply a function of personal leadership nor political ... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Anti-ISIS Campaign: Beware the Seeds of Escalation

The wisdom of any application of military force will involve much more than the goals initially laid out and the resources initially applied to achieve those goals. Those initial conditions are only a snapshot in time of what is inevitably a dynamic process. ... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Be Afraid: Why America Will Never Defeat ISIS

On the eve of the Iraq War in 2003, while commanding the 101st Airborne Division, then-Maj. Gen. David Petraeus repeatedly asked Rick Atkinson the rhetorical question: “Tell me how this ends.” What began as a  private joke  between a military commander ... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]

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...Asked by the BBC if he had ever paid a bribe, he responded , "I wish to say no. But I believe in God and it's not a good thing to be a liar…I am in a position not to give bribes to the bureaucrats now. But in the beginning unfortunately it happened." Given his apparent commitment to improving Ukraine’s governance, perhaps his past is not so important...
"Certain individuals have designs for the parliamentary elections," he said, adding that he "is in possession of documents which indicate that after resolving the nuclear issue, certain individuals intend to siege [sic] parliament" . The hardline press regularly foretells of the “reformists’ conquering of institutions of power, one after another”
The president declared that, "This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years." Yet, while the pursuit of that strategy has been marvelously successful, it's by no means clear by what metric it's actually been successful at coun...
Today, we still know little of President Obama's strategy to "destroy” ISIS. He articulated a guiding idea: if you threaten America, there will be no sanctuary. And we heard him pledge to conduct a systematic and sustained counter-terrorism campaign, hunting down terrorists wherever they are (including Syria, if necessary). But these are aspirations, not strategy."

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Ten Percent of Western Recruits to ISIS are Women [Published National Interest - 8 hours ago]
The Danger ISIS Represents: "It has to be fough... [Published National Interest - 8 hours ago]
Libya: Oil Giant, Collapsing State [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
Five Israeli Weapons of War ISIS Should Fear [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
America's F-35: Coming In for a "Crash Landing"? [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
Scotland Headed towards "Independence-Lite"? [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
For Some Senators, Politics Doesn’t Stop at the... [Published National Interest - Sep 23 2014]
One Day in the Life of Russia [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
The Anti-ISIS Campaign: Beware the Seeds of Esc... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Europe’s Paralysis Problem [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
any threat the group poses to U.S. interests. [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
The Decline of the Bretton Woods Institutions [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Be Afraid: Why America Will Never Defeat ISIS [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
The Six Best U.S. Presidents of All Time [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Retrenchment Reversed? [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Détente Denied: Why Saudi Arabia and Iran Can’t... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Will America Ever Learn from Its Middle East Mi... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Iran’s Approach to Extreme Sunni Militants [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Should America Fear China's "Carrier-Killer" Mi... [Published National Interest - Sep 22 2014]
Scotland Votes No: What’s Next for the United K... [Published National Interest - Sep 19 2014]
Good Regional Vibrations from a Nuclear Deal wi... [Published National Interest - Sep 19 2014]
The Five Best Weapons of War from the Soviet Union [Published National Interest - Sep 19 2014]
Rand Paul's Sound Foreign Policy Instincts [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
Intervention Forever [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
Is the Federal Reserve Creating the Next "Great... [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
Draghi's Inferno: The EU Heads toward Financial... [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
China Has Lots of Missiles in Asia: Time for Am... [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
The Federal Reserve Will Never Be Dull Again [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
Mr. Poroshenko Goes to Washington [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
A World of Scotlands [Published National Interest - Sep 18 2014]
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