Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
Ken Gude writes on the renewed push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
A closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.
President Obama should immediately suspend the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Ken Gude explains why the detainee provisions in the bill heading for President Obama’s signature are flawed but do not establish military detention in the United States.
Anwar al-Awlaki’s lawful killing removes a genuine threat to the United States, but it brings Yemen no closer to peace and stability, writes Ken Gude.
Single-minded effort to counter AQAP will only allow conditions to deteriorate further, enabling AQAP gains, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.
Current tensions between Egypt and Israel don’t call for reinstating Egypt’s emergency laws, particularly as the country plots its path toward civilian rule, writes Ken Gude.
An op-ed by Sens. Joe Lieberman and Kelly Ayotte gets it wrong again on the best way to prosecute terrorists, writes Ken Gude.
A visit by the secretary of state to meet with Yemen’s vice president can help push the political transition along and form a stable government that can tackle the country’s many challenges, say Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.
The trial of Ahmed Warsame in a New York court continues a decades-long and previously uncontroversial U.S. policy, writes Ken Gude. So why are conservatives up in arms?
The Obama administration unveiled a promising new strategy to fight terrorism this week that will use smaller, more targeted operations, write Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.
Relying on CIA drones in Yemen risks making an already bad situation worse, writes Ken Gude. Resolving the country’s political crisis is a better way to fight terrorism there.