International Security

Costs to Crimea: 1 year after Russia’s occupation

One year ago, on March 16, Russia orchestrated an illegal referendum in Crimea that violated the Ukrainian constitution and was condemned by the international...

Kerry: Daesh is assaulting Iraqi and Syrian heritage

Daesh’s destruction of ancient treasures at Nimrud in Iraq is “an assault on the heritage of the Iraqi and Syrian people by an organization...

Beware Russia’s Orwellian tactics in Crimea

Russia’s repressive tactics against ethnic minority groups in Crimea are a warning sign to the international community, says U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power. In March 6...

Working toward a verifiable nuclear deal with Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the United States and its P5+1 negotiating partners are working to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions in a...
Guns and money changing hands in Iraq (© AP Images)

Degrading and defeating Daesh from the battlefield to the bank

Daesh’s military infrastructure isn’t the only target of the global coalition assembled against it. The terror group’s finances are a target, too. “As part of...

NATO commander: Russia fueling armed conflict in Ukraine

Russia is “fueling and continuing the armed conflict” in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told reporters...

The U.S. calls Russia’s detention of Ukrainian pilot unacceptable

The United States is calling on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian hostage Nadiya Savchenko. Savchenko — a Ukrainian military pilot and a member of the...

Defeat of Daesh ‘can and will be accomplished’

A lasting defeat of Daesh will take “a combined diplomatic and military effort,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters in Kuwait after...

Meet Rashad Hussain. He fights terrorists with words.

An American Muslim born in Wyoming and raised in Texas just assumed a key role in countering violent extremism. On February 18, the State Department...