International Security

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...

Cease-fire agreement not open to interpretation, Kerry says

Secretary of State John Kerry has called ongoing Russian and separatist violations of the February 12 Minsk agreement in Ukraine “simply unacceptable.” “This is behavior...

United States to Russia: Show real commitment to Minsk

“Russia speaks of peace, and then fuels conflict,” Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N., said in her February 17 remarks to the...

‘A betrayal of all our faiths’

“We are not at war with Islam,” President Obama told local, federal and international leaders at a three-day global summit.  “We are at war with people...

Empowering communities to counter violent extremism goal of Washington summit

Representatives from 60 countries are meeting in Washington February 17-19 with the shared goal of defeating violent extremism. The White House Summit to Counter Violent...

National Security Strategy: From assistance to partnership with Africa

The National Security Strategy, released by the White House in February, sets the goals and priorities that guide American foreign policy toward achieving peace...

Daesh is being pushed back by air, land and online as...

A global coalition of over 60 partners, including five Arab countries, continues to blunt Daesh’s momentum with airstrikes, coordinated logistical support and messaging to...

U.N. report: Daesh beheads some Iraqi children, buries others alive

A recent United Nations report spotlights the brutality of Daesh toward yet another segment of society: Iraq’s children. In its February 4 report, the U.N....