SWJ Editors

ISIS is not al Qaeda. It is not an outgrowth or a part of the older radical Islamist organization, nor does it represent the next phase in its evolution.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's message to DOD personnel.

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths.

The White House this week hosts a summit on countering violent extremism, coincidentally just days after murderous attacks with multiple victims.

So why do the United States and its allies take pretty much the same approach to all?

The Islamic State is expanding beyond its base in Syria and Iraq to establish militant affiliates in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt and Libya.