Sigh. All of my friends are outside playing, and I’m stuck inside, doing homework. That’s not entirely true. It just feels like it sometimes.
It is good to see organizations like PBS take on the history of ISIS, with their piece this week, The Secret History of ISIS. It’s not horrible, and it’s good to see that they were able to interview some of the key players – original sources matter. You should make time to watch it; it’s about 45 minutes in length, and it will stream on just about any device. Three things, though, after you watch it. 1) Frontline does a good job of pointing out that Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) / Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) had been
The war in Iraq and Syria, being fought between Sunnis and the Shia backed governments there, is at risk for spilling over into the broader region. Americans fear that it’s going to come home to US soil, in the form of either terrorist attacks or the war itself coming to American soil. OK, let’s talk about this.
There is no “Al Qaedistan”, or “If every book you read in by Clausewitz, suddenly every problem looks like a nation or state.”
“After 3 years in Iraq, is the US ready to change the language it uses in the War on Terror?” or “Why it’s not 1984.”