Center for Strategic Communication

Will bombing ever get rid of Islamic State?

My contribution in the excellent magazine Prospect to the public conversation in the UK last week about bombing Syria in the wake of this week’s parliamentary vote. It tries to explore what exactly kinetic military campaigns can do to counter terrroist oranization,...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Russia Accuses Turkey’s Erdogan of Involvement with ISIS Oil Trade Alexey Eremenko, F. Brinley Bruton / NBC News Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family are “involved” in ISIS’ illegal oil trade and personally benefit from it, Russia alleged...

What We Are Reading

Key Reads   Refugee Rhetoric Echoes 1938 Summit Before Holocaust, UN Official Warns Sam Jones / The Guardian The dehumanizing language used by UK and other European politicians to debate the refugee crisis has echoes of the pre-second world war rhetoric with which the...