24 February 2022 – CERL seeks permanent executive director

CERL seeks permanent executive directorThe Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, seeks a permanent executive director to design and implement a long-term growth strategy to advance the center’s mission. The new executive director will succeed Interim…

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5 February 2022 – Leader’s Death Is Another Blow for ISIS, but It’s Hardly the End

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/05/world/middleeast/isis-qurayshi-death.html?referringSource=articleShare The Islamic State is a shadow of its former self. But it’s likely to keep adapting and enduring, even after the U.S. raid that killed its top commander. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/05/world/middleeast/isis-qurayshi-death.html?referringSource=articleShare https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/05/world/middleeast/isis-qurayshi-death.html?referringSource=articleShare

12 December 2021 – Civilian Deaths Mounted as Secret Unit Pounded ISIS

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/12/us/civilian-deaths-war-isis.html?referringSource=articleShare A single top secret American strike cell launched tens of thousands of bombs and missiles against the Islamic State in Syria, but in the process of hammering a vicious enemy, the shadowy force sidestepped safeguards and repeatedly killed civilians, according to multiple current and former military and intelligence officials.


https://mwi.usma.edu/getting-competition-wrong-the-us-militarys-looming-failure/ A new great game is underway. The United States’ unipolar moment is coming to a close. As a hegemon on borrowed time, we must compete to secure our interests. China offers an alternative vision of the future. Russia seeks a return to faded glories. Iran envisions a fundamentally different Middle…

30 August 2021 – Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-islamic-state-group-e10e038baea732dae879c11234507f81 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13…