international security

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...