Seth Binder

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 06:00

Last week was the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) Eighth Annual National Security Conference. The panel discussions and keynote speakers’ focused on national security and foreign policy themes that resemble what have been discussed for years:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:28

On June 16, seventeen faith and rights groups wrote an open letter to the U.S. Congress urging them not to fund the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) proposed by President Obama in his recent West Point commencement address.

The letter states:

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 12:01

This week, Iraq lost control of its second largest city, Mosul to ISIS, which has seen Iran and the United States prepare for potential military responses to help the Iraqi security forces. Meanwhile, an Egyptian court sentences 25 activists for 15 years in prison for violating the country's protest law leading to a strong response by the U.S. State Department.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 13:22

During the United States Military Academy’s Commencement Ceremony at West Point last week, President Obama called on Congress “to support a new Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) of up to $5 billion,” which he indicated would allow the United States to “train, build capacity, and facilitate partner countries on the front lines.”