Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Inexcusable Release of Jonathan Pollard

My latest @ National Review: The Inexcusable Release of Jonathan Pollard
National Review Online

Friday, July 24, 2015

Turkey No-Fly Zone?

Regarding reports that the US and Turkey have agreed to establish a no-fly zone in northern Syria, see my take @NRO from last December: Yes to a Syrian Safe Harbor and my March comments on The McLaughlin Group on why US policy must seek Bashar al-Assad's removal from power. Also relevant, my anti-ISIS strategy essay)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

National Review - Links to All Articles

Linked list for my National Review articles. In chronological order (most recent pieces at the end!). I'll update this list with new pieces as and when they're published (ignore date code). This list allows people to review my National Review portfolio without traversing the various pages of my NRO Profile.

For 2014, Globe In Partes Tres (sadly, my predictions here have come true.*)
National Review Online

*This piece received the BBC's global must read of the day recommendation


Just wanted to post a couple of links with renewed relevance.

First, my January comments on The McLaughlin Group concerning the difficulty of preventing al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula inspired lone wolf attacks. Newly relevant because CNN is now reporting that the Chattanooga shooter was inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki. Incidentally, this kind of impact explains why the drone strike on Awlaki was justified. Inspiration = strategic effect in the world of terrorism. My thoughts on drones can be found here, here and here.

Second, my two articles - on Edward Snowden - and on ISIS/Islamic State - from last year, in which I outlined the ways in which the Islamic State had learned from Snowden. Relevant because the New York Times reported that same assessment yesterday.