Lisa Monaco speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations and makes news by announcing that the White House will release long sought data on the U.S. drone program.
Latest in Al Qaeda
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released a second set of documents recovered during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Dan Byman argues that the Islamic State's development of local affiliates expands its reach to threaten Western interests both in the Middle East and in Western homelands.
Ariane Tabatabai and Dina Esfandiary discuss the importance of understanding the Saudi Arabia's and Iran's differing priorities in various conflicts across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
Colin Geraghty of Georgetown argues that the French government's response to the Paris attacks is moving in the wrong direction, playing into the narrative of the Islamic State and making the terrorism problem worse in the long-run.
Jennifer Williams explores how, in light of the Paris attacks, analysts could have gotten it so wrong about ISIS.
We’ve gone through the Democratic debate transcript to pull quotes that might be particularly relevant to Lawfare readers.
The terrible tragedy in Mecca during the Hajj yesterday is a challenge to King Salman's prestige.
William McCants explores the conflicting stories about Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's radicalization and rise to power.
Clint Watts argues the U.S. should try to fracture the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front in Syria and then negotiate with the splinter groups as a way to secure a more viable ground force against Assad and the Islamic State and halt al-Qaida's advance in Syria.