In a disunited country such as Libya, a key to evaluating the possibility of a successful intervention is understanding its historical development.
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Put simply, Assad needs reinforcements, ones from a modern, mechanized military. Putin and Assad have apparently reached an agreement to make this happen.Read more
In 2003, the US wielded a sledgehammer in Iraq when the conflict required a surgical scalpel. Now, the international community is using a toothpick when the Islamic State demands a sledgehammer.Read more
The notion that the fighting in Syria could be ended in Moscow this week is a fools’ errand, best saved for the annals of pro-Kremlin pseudo-mediaRead more
No amount of US airstrikes and military assistance will transform the Iraqi Security Forces into the proficient and professional military force required for long-term stability in Iraq.Read more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) relies heavily on children to fight in the field, to provide general support for its forces, and to propagate its message at home and abroad.Read more