5 National Security Issues to Watch in 2015

This past year brought a series of wake-up calls in U.S. foreign policy, stirring the Obama administration to adopt a more assertive national security posture.

With multiple wildcards and unfinished storylines, including Islamic State in the Middle East and Russia’s actions in Ukraine, it’s impossible to forecast all of the coming year’s major global events.

But five key dynamics–some of them interlinked–will continue to shape the global landscape.

This article was originally published in Washington Wire.