Backgrounder posted September 24, 2014
A Framework for an Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIS
The Obama Administration is struggling both to define a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a decade-old al-Qaeda–inspired terrorist organization, and to explain the national and international legal basis for such military action. Some in Congress are considering proposing a joint resolution in the form of an…
Backgrounder posted August 25, 2014
America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded Area Studies and Foreign Policy Programs
Midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, the United States finds itself besieged by explosive foreign policy crises, one of which has reached its own border. Despite White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s claims that the Administration has “substantially improved the tranquility of the global community,” chaos is erupting all over the world.