Several skills must be mastered before a terrorist can even begin to plan an attack.
Counterinsurgency has dominated so much of the past that we must assume that it also lies in our future.
The Salafist movement rapidly rose from a minor apolitical philosophy to an influential Islamist phenomenon.
The issue of temporary diplomatic facilities is not a new problem and is not confined to Tripoli and Benghazi.
The second phase of the Arab Spring is about defining society from the ground up.
The current dispute is only a small skirmish in the battle for primacy in the Pacific.
The FBI's handling of an aspiring jihadist's case shows it is trying to pre-empt accusations of entrapment in its sting operations.
The president has not quite faced the foreign policy challenges that his predecessors did.