The coronavirus has reignited the post-9/11 debate about security and civil liberties. The U.S. response to that tragedy has lessons for how to manage the trade-offs this time around.
America’s medical professionals are risking their lives. But their greatest fear is that they’ll move from being part of the solution to part of the problem.
Their saga shows America’s deep malaise about the civil war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis. Will anything change in 2020?
With a loyalist as acting director of national intelligence, the official line on issues like Russian election meddling could bend closer to the president’s.
The group is bigger now than when it founded its self-styled caliphate, and America’s conflict with Iran is only making the fight against it more complicated.
Tehran’s immediate retaliation for Qassem Soleimani’s killing could be an opportunity for both sides to de-escalate. Will Trump take it?
The U.S. attack against the top Iranian general will have far greater repercussions than the killings of al-Qaeda and ISIS leaders.
The group has lost its territory and its leader. But it has survived before—and can do it again.
The instincts and strategy attributed to the ISIS leader illustrate why his terror group is likely to survive his death.
A prominent Syrian-Kurdish leader, in an interview, says both America and its allies are now in a weaker position in the region after Donald Trump’s sudden military pullout.
Over the course of the long civil war, Syrians who cast their lot with America have often met with grim fates. Those who remain are suddenly scrambling to escape.
The chaotic withdrawal from Syria will severely weaken U.S. efforts in the country—and could also be a boost for Russia and Iran.
As Donald Trump seized on fears of refugees and ISIS in his rise to the presidency, the battle to take down Mosul, the group’s crown jewel in Iraq, was just beginning. This is what those moments felt like.
The U.S.-backed soldiers who battled ISIS across Syria and Iraq could be locked in the struggle for a very long time.
America had the chance to help its local partners ensure ISIS’s lasting defeat. Instead it’s abandoning them.
American officials classify too much information, from the trivial to the politically inconvenient. The overreliance on secrecy invites abuse.
Trump has long worried that America’s intelligence professionals would try to undermine him from the shadows. All they had to do was play by the rules.
Trump’s push to get Ukraine’s new president to do his political bidding threatens to undermine a key U.S. partnership in countering Russia.
As the country learned this week, authorities have too much power to decide the fate of whistle-blower claims, especially when they involve the intelligence community.
China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them?