THE QUDS DILEMMA: DEALING WITH IRAN’S INTERNATIONAL ARM

The Quds Force, however, has been incredibly adaptive in sustaining a substantial cash flow with help of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Despite the decapitating airstrike killing General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps-Quds Force (hereafter Quds Force), the functionality of his organization remains. This proxy network of […]

REFRAMING AMERICA’S COUNTER-ISIL STRATEGY

The current U.S. strategy … offers no long-term, viable alternative to ISIL or its potential successors. The U.S.’s strategy for Iraq is therefore no more than a return to the political conditions that got us here in the first place. In the spring of 2017, the Iraqi military pressed into the outskirts of Mosul to […]