Center for Strategic Communication

What We Are Reading

  Key Reads Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM Mahdi Talat / Reuters troops aided by Shi’ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam...

Trolls not Elves: a Putinesque Christmas

[ by Charles Cameron — a factory for words — ugh! ] . ** In American folklore, a Christmas elf is a diminutive creature (elf) that lives with Santa Claus in the North Pole and acts as his helper. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty has a fasacinating account in which...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Arab League agrees to create joint military force BBC The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt have agreed to create a joint Arab military force.   Iran says U.S. drone kills 2 in Iraq; U.S. denies claim Chicago Tribune Iran’s Revolution Guard...