Selected Articles

12 July 2017: “Book Review: The Shell,” Fathom Journal

6 June 2017: “The Error of Arming the Syrian Kurds,” The New York Times

15 March 2017: “Book Review: The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory,” Fathom Journal

15 August 2016: “The Intellectual Roots of ISIS,” The Wall Street Journal

29 July 2016: “‘Lone wolf’ Attacks in Europe Are Nothing of the Sort,” The Telegraph

11 March 2016: “How Syria’s Assad Gave Rise to One of the Most Senior IS Leaders [Amr al-Absi (Abu al-Atheer),” Middle East Eye

23 December 2015: “How Saddam Hussein Gave Us ISIS,” The New York Times

17 December 2015: “As Another Activist is Murdered, the Least We Owe ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ is Our Attention,” The Independent 

30 November 2015: “Syria’s Many Moderate Rebels,” NOW Lebanon

4 November 2015: “[Book Review of] The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State,” NOW Lebanon

28 September 2015: “Saddam’s Faith Campaign and the Islamic State,” NOW Lebanon

20 July 2015: “Saddam’s Former Loyalists Are Leading ISIS — as True Believers,” National Review


24 March 2017: “Foreign Terrorist Attacks By The Islamic State, 2002-2016,” The Henry Jackson Society

23 December 2016: “Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction,” The Henry Jackson Society

29 July 2016: “Governing the Caliphate: Profiles of Islamic State Leaders,” The Henry Jackson Society

17 June 2016: “How the Iran Entente Caused the Syria Crisis,” The Henry Jackson Society

25 November 2015: “Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria,” The Henry Jackson Society