New York Times/Anatol Lieven: “The Key to Crushing ISIS”
Writing in The New York Times, Anatol Lieven addresses the fight against ISIL.
Since the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, President Obama and a range of other Western leaders have agreed that ISIS must be crushed, Syria and Iraq stabilized, and the flow of refugees reversed. If ISIS, Al Qaeda and their supporters are the greatest enemies of the West, then we must respond accordingly, by focusing on destroying them while making unpalatable compromises with others where necessary. The successful waging of war requires concentration, ruthlessness, prioritization and a willingness to abandon old shibboleths and seek new allies.
Lieven goes on to address the relationship between the West and Russia with regard to ISIL and the Middle East.