THE SPEECH OBAMA SHOULD HAVE GIVEN Tara Sonenshine, NSN Advisory Board December 8, 2015 | THE HILL President Obama was right to lay out the strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to explain his policy. Full stop. But we confront a bigger problem than just… Read More ›
Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Urging the Rejection of S.247 Bill December 4, 2015 Dear Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and Judiciary Committee Members: We write to urge you to oppose S.247 (the Expatriate Terrorists Act), a bill Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced earlier this year. The bill runs roughshod… Read More ›
NSN 2016 Update: Return to the Dark Side December 4, 2015 In recent days, conservative candidates for president have revived the rhetoric of the immediate post 9-11 period and have seemed almost eager to play into the hands of ISIS, campaigning on policies that reinforce ISIS’s claims that the West… Read More ›
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Saudi Arabia Vs. Iran… Here’s Why January 4, 2016 | The Big Picture RT Multiple Middle Eastern states have ended diplomatic ties with Iran after tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran rapidly escalated this weekend. John Bradshaw, NSN’s Executive Director, joins Thom Hartman to dicucss what it means for the… Read More ›
Hyperbole is not a Strategy December 18, 2015 While all the candidates on the Republican debate stage in Las Vegas criticized Democrats on national security issues, very few of them presented anything resembling a clear strategy for tackling the threats facing the United States. Instead, they substituted tough talk, threats,… Read More ›