Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced late Sunday that the military has begun an assault on the Islamic State terrorist group to retake the city of Falluja.
The conduct of U.S. foreign policy and the debate it has triggered in this presidential election year form the backdrop for Michael Mandelbaum’s timely and provocative Mission Failure.
Unlike policymakers and practitioners who are immersed in the daily process of advancing America’s interests overseas—some more successfully than others—academics such as Mandelbaum, a Johns Hopkins University professor, have the luxury of observing the policy process without having to defend it.
ISIS executions and wanton murders in Mosul on Thursday may be aimed at claiming media attention following a week of costly defeats on the battlefield across Central and Northern Iraq.
Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday pressing the administration to accelerate the admission process for Syrian refugees to settle in the United States.
Political and ethnic rivalries in Iraq are threatening the ongoing campaign to eject the Islamic State from the northern and western portions of the war-torn country.