The official U.S. intervention in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) is now almost two weeks old.
In philosophical discourse on the essence of human destructiveness, arguments ultimately boil down to the following question: Do socioeconomic circumstances drive man towards violence, or is it human nature that makes war inevitable?
This anthology, which saw print just as President Obama threatened intervention in the wake of the August 2013 chemical attacks near Damascus, is a collection of editorials and policy recommendations produced in the preceding months.
Egyptian voters went to the polls last week to vote on a new constitution, replacing the Muslim Brotherhood-penned document approved during the country's ill-fated Islamist rule.
We live in what the National Security Agency [NSA] has called “the golden age of SIGINT [signals intelligence].” We might have guessed this. We now know it for a fact because of a spectacular act of civil disobedience by Edward Snowden.