Our five favorite longreads and blog posts from the past week.
Seven months into the fight, key questions remain for the coalition: How is ISIS doing as it confronts the U.S.-led military campaign against it in both Iraq and Syria? Should the United States and its coalition get more actively involved on the front lines of the fight in Syria? And should we push for greater American involvement in Iraq?
Charles Crawford CMG is a public speaking and negotiation expert. He worked for 28 years in the U.K. Diplomatic Service, including three postings as British Ambassador to Sarajevo, Belgrade, and Warsaw, before starting a private consulting career in communication technique. In his early diplomatic career he served as Speechwriter in …
In case you haven’t heard, the Republicans had a strong showing in the 2014 midterm elections. They now control both houses of Congress with majorities that they have not seen in decades, setting off the next phase of an era of unusual turmoil in Congressional politics.