NAOC research analyst Anvesh Jain reflects on how the upbringing and identity of our leaders can shape the intimate contours of their foreign policy – the assumptions they make, the dogmas they hold, and the ingrained mental maps with which they approach the world and its variable challenges.
With the Islamic State reeling and neo-fascism growing, more terror attacks are likely in Europe and North America. If we wish to defeat terrorism, preparation should include understanding its strategic logic and the human motives behind it.
Should 9/11 survivors and victims’ families be able to sue Saudi Arabia for damages? For this week’s Editors’ Forum, we asked the NAOC Program Editors whether the White House should veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which recently passed through the Senate and awaits a hearing and vote in the House of Representatives.