Aren Saakyan Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Peace & Conflict Studies Security Terrorism The Middle East and North Africa

Making Monsters: American Support for Insurgency Groups in the Middle East Backfires

As ISIL expands its control over Iraq, Aren Saakyan argues that the consequences of supporting the Syrian Opposition will be much greater for the United States than the costs of supporting the Taliban during the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s.