International Security

2015 National Security Strategy: A blueprint for global cooperation

With the release of the 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS) on February 6, the Obama administration declared to Congress and to the world its...

U.S. and global coalition partners remain committed to destroying Daesh

A Pentagon official said February 3 that Daesh is at war with an international coalition dedicated to degrading and destroying the terror group’s capabilities...

Obama on the coalition’s fight against ISIL: ‘We will succeed’

The United States and its coalition partners will defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), President Obama told a worldwide audience in...

What’s really causing violent extremism?

Countering terrorism is a global issue that requires a coherent strategy. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Secretary of State John...

Obama: A combat mission is over. The U.S. commitment to the...

When the NATO-led international combat force in Afghanistan formally ended its operations December 28, President Obama said, “The longest war in American history is...
Child soldier in Myanmar (AP Images)

Child soldiers: 300,000 tragedies

There are 300,000 child soldiers in the world today, roughly the same number as in 1989. Why do children continue to be abused in this way?
Secretary Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister al-Faisal (AP Images)

Kerry on ISIL: ‘We are uniting the world against a unified...

Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting allies across the Middle East to unify an international coalition aimed at defeating and destroying the Islamic...