Why Countering Extremism Fails

Washington’s Top-Down Approach to Prevention Is Flawed In 2014, as a speaker at a countering violent extremism conference, I had to pull the organizers aside for an awkward conversation about a post to my Twitter account. Just before I was Read More …

China: Unrestricted Warfare & Chinese Military Strategy

  This essay reviews Unrestricted Warfare (Beijing: Liberation Army Arts and Literature Press, 1999), a book written by Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, both of whom are PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Air Force officers. Specifically, the essay summarizes the major Read More …

Defeating Islamic State

  Contrary to earlier assessment, the so-called Islamic State (IS) can be defeated. IS support can be contained, its membership can be isolated, and its leadership can be eliminated with the right resources. Commentary SINCE ITS rise in Iraq and Read More …