The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast is an American-based news reporting and opinion website focusing on politics and pop culture. The site does not limit coverage to only US-specific matters. In a 2015 interview, Editor-in-Chief John Avlon described The Beast’s editorial approach, “We seek out scoops, scandals and stories about secret worlds; we love confronting bullies, bigots and hypocrites. The website has won two Webby awards.

“Jihadis in Europe appear to be linked up with well-organized criminal networks—a nightmare scenario for future carnage.”

“The new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is famous in military circles for calling out big egos. How long can he make it in a White House packed with them?”

“In history, Syria has always been the corridor between sea and desert, joining Africa to Asia and Arabia to Egypt. It has been a prize-ring for its great neighbors.”

“As the U.S. turns inward, the International Committee of the Red Cross makes the cases for funding front line aid in Syria and Iraq.”

“It wasn’t that long ago that the Pentagon was talking about taking down ISIS’s strongholds ASAP. Now, victory might not come until late 2018. Maybe.”

“When Carter promised an assault on ISIS’s capital in ‘weeks,’ the Pentagon reacted with a collective WTF. Officials say an attack is more like six months off.”