The U.S. is stuck in a familiar pattern: for years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. military killed a long line of al-Qaeda ‘number 3’ leaders
Since the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, and its invasion of eastern Ukraine, Russia has applied a wide-array of tactics to meet its desired ends in the region
Western military and intelligence officials have long believed that, despite Russian claims to the contrary, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic State, is alive
Russia has openly touted the performance of its weapons systems in Syria for years
For decades, U.S. relations with Pakistan were situated in a Cold War context, geared toward countering the then-Soviet Union’s power