Center for Strategic Communication

Warning Signs in the Taliban Push for Diplomacy

U.S. officials have taken a cautious yet hopeful approach to the Taliban’s request last week to engage in peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan governments, but perhaps not cautious enough. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Taliban bureau in Doha, Tuesday This past...

Western Sahara Sidelined for Too Long

With much of the global chatter focused on Syria and Iran, foreign policy discourse has largely ignored the stalemate over Western Sahara. However given the conflict’s implications for Morocco-U.S. relations, regional cooperation, and US security concerns, the U.S....

Dangerous Bedfellows in the Crime-Terrorism Nexus

The nature of asymmetric threats to U.S. security is changing, and so must our counteractive approach. Convergence, the intersection of normally distinct types of illicit organizations, has become a growing concern in the global fight against terrorism—a concern Adm....