Radical Islamism

The Case for Pragmatic Globalism: A Review of Paul Miller’s American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy
The Case for Pragmatic Globalism: Review of Paul Miller’s American Power and Liberal Order

All in all, American Power and Liberal Order is an excellent book providing a spirited defense of what has largely been a successful American grand strategy for the past 70 years. The big question remains whether the same framework could work for the next 70 years, or whether new external challenges and internal political changes call for a different approach.

Strength, Security, Engagement: Liberal Optimist Canada Defense Strategy
Strength, Security, Engagement: Canada’s Liberal Optimist Defense Strategy

Mark Royce explains why Canada’s defense strategy is a mediocre study unworthy of such a vitally important democratic state.

Blasphemy Returns as a Political Weapon in Indonesia
Blasphemy Returns as a Political Weapon in Indonesia

A seemingly small incident in Indonesia is the first shot in the use of religion, specifically accusations of blasphemy, as a political weapon against President Jokowi in the ongoing presidential race.

Alarmist Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder
Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder

Some media outlets have called Markus Söder “Germany’s Trump” and the “Merkel Slayer.” They’re wrong.

How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy
How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces plans to increase defense spending from about 40.8 billion euros in 2017 to 42.8 billion euros in 2018, with increases projected to continue through 2025.

Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat
Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat

The UK’s very broad counter-extremism strategy is inadequate to address terrorism and violent extremism, Islamist or otherwise.

Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds
Turkey Starts Jihad on Syrian Kurds

In October of last year, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the United States, liberated the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, who had proclaimed it to be the capital of its caliphate. Four months later, NATO member Turkey has opened a military campaign in the Syrian region Afrin against the same Kurds who led the fight against ISIS.

The United Nations’ Shameful Treatment of Persecuted Christians
The United Nations’ Shameful Treatment of Persecuted Christians

Discriminatory policies and negligence within the United Nations are aggravating a crisis among Christians in the Middle East.

Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World
Trump’s National Security Strategy and America’s Place in the World

The purpose of a National Security Strategy (NSS) is to explain how each administration views the security challenges facing the United States—and how it plans to address them. Love it or hate it, President Donald Trump’s NSS does this with often-blunt language and an unapologetic defense of the “America First” approach that shaped his campaign and his first year in office.