Terrorism

Bastille Day Terror in Nice

With each attack, the once-unthinkable—President Le Pen—becomes more and more thinkable.

By Arthur Goldhammer

Pragmatism Isn’t Enough

Sanity, pragmatism, and prudence are necessary. But are they sufficient? A response to Joseph S. Nye.

By Richard Just

Taking on ISIS—and Assad

By Faysal Itani

How ISIS Came to Power

To defeat the Islamic State, the West must understand the grievances that fuel the movement.

By Robert Ford

Battlefield Earth

This year, Congress will reconsider our expansive, post-9/11 definition of war. It must start with a realistic assessment of the existing threats.