There was some good news—as well as some troubling details— in the Sept. 17 hearing on "Worldwide Threats to the Homeland."
Daniel Byman is foreign policy editor of Lawfare. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He is also a professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
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Addressing the threat will require working together with international partners and social media companies.
As protests sweep across the U.S., policymakers and law enforcement should keep a careful eye on whether white supremacists work to accelerate civil disorder.
Warlords are often necessary tools of statecraft, but support for them often comes at the expense of building a functioning central government.
Both sides are sending mixed messages, which can be disastrous for deterrence.
The current Iraqi power structure, with Iranian support, will use a mix of repression, cooptation, and limited concessions to weaken the opposition. Will the U.S. have any impact on events in Iraq?
The reported killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a Special Operations Forces raid is an important milestone in the war against the Islamic State—and, more generally, in the struggle against terrorism. President Trump, who announced al-Baghdadi’s death in remarks on Oct.