To Defeat Islamic State, Understand Its Military Strategy

Dec. 23 2015

Islamic State, writes Amir Taheri, has based its approach to warfare not only on the example of Algerian and Palestinian terrorists but also on the Quran. The U.S. and its allies have the ability to counter its tactics easily, if only they have the will to do so:

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More about: Byzantine Empire, ISIS, Military history, Politics & Current Affairs, Quran, U.S. Foreign policy

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war