Despite regional territorial loses, one pocket of ISIS controlled territory remains intact, increasing its presence along the borders of Israel and Jordan.

This paper's intent is to evaluate Israel’s performance in the second Lebanon war by identifying key failures, the causes of those failures, and to draw out lessons learned.

Journal Article | April 9, 2017 11:04 AM | Comments(22)

The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS meeting illustrates these phenomena.

The Executive Order does nothing to address threats that emanate from countries which view their entire diaspora as composed of free-range intelligence collectors.

Journal Article | June 21, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(4)

Part One of this series covered conflicts in Asia that the U.S. military must consider as it turns its focus toward the future. Part Two will investigate two conflicts in the Middle East.

If Patriot and Iron Dome made Israelis feel more secure, then they succeeded at their most important task.

Journal Article | March 29, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(6)

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in the Middle East and South Asia spreads to the world.

Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.

Expect no major changes other than possibly some moderation in positions.

Journal Article | November 29, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(2)

There are some issues that are too important to remain unsolved.

This fight is different from any that have come before between these two adversaries.

Journal Article | November 1, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

In the final part of this series, Iraq expert Kirk Sowell shines a light on the country's murky foreign policy.

Journal Article | October 4, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

The subject of Israel’s relations with Iraq does not make for headline news. If Israel attacks Iran, that could quickly change...

Journal Article | September 12, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

 “We’ve won the war,” General Dan Halutz boasted.

Journal Article | September 11, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(4)

What began as an Israeli air campaign rapidly evolved into an extensive ground war of bloody house-to-house battles that the Israelis were ill prepared to wage. 

Are the Iranians nearing an Israeli red line?

Journal Article | August 31, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(25)

The authors lay out the “courses of action” available to Iran at sea, air, ground, in other countries and by conducting terrorism around the globe.

Journal Article | August 2, 2012 03:53 AM | Comments(8)

A history and discussion of the Lebanese Shi'a Party of Allah

Blog post | July 31, 2012 03:21 AM | Comments(1)

In a game of surrepititious steps, whom is grandmother?

Journal Article | April 7, 2012 06:36 AM | Comments(25)

One Israeli's view on what's to come.

Journal Article | April 4, 2012 04:12 AM | Comments(1)

Frank Hoffman reviews David E. Johnson's Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza.

Journal Article | February 17, 2012 05:16 AM | Comments(20)

Michael V. Rienzi lays out possible Iranian responses to a U.S. attack.

Blog post | January 26, 2012 09:10 PM | Comments(4)

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