Strategic Horizons

Understanding the Enemy: Inside the Mind of the Islamic State

This week, military planners from more than 30 countries are gathered in Florida to plot their approach against the so-called Islamic State. Meanwhile, IS is mulling its strategy as well. Both know that if their strategies are to work, they must first try to get inside the mind of their enemy.

Country Report

Clay Feet: Chad’s Surprising Rise and Enduring Weaknesses

Chad has begun to emerge as a regional leader, playing key roles in Mali and the Central African Republic. However, this masks an ongoing political stagnation and the failure of the government to make any serious improvements in living conditions for the vast majority of the population.