Philip Zager

Philip Zager is an attorney and policy analyst based in Washington, DC. He currently is a Consultant at the World Bank. Previously, he was an associate at an international law firm in its offices in Cairo and Riyadh. His practice specialized in international investment law, cross-border contracts, and Islamic Finance. Before that, he worked for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Amman, Jordan, where he supported the establishment of an Independent Electoral Commission. He received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Senior Editor at the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He received his MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS, where his thesis focused on the development of Islamic Finance. He received his BA magna cum laude from the University of Southern California.

This book shows that the Maginot Line is more than a metaphor for poor planning. It remains a physical series of structures that can still be visited.

Mirroring the structure of the book, this review highlights some oddities in acknowledgements and abbreviations before discussing Moghadam’s model of terrorist cooperation.

This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.