Hasty Ambush

Hasty Ambushes are short, sharp, reactive pieces from War on the Rocks contributors. If commentary and analysis are our symphonies, Hasty Ambushes are jazz.


CSIS Launches Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

CSIS Launches Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Attention WOTR strategists and Asia watchers! CSIS has just launched an exciting new program (if I do say so as its humble director), the Asia…

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McCants at Brookings: ISIS Fantasies of an Apocalyptic Showdown in Northern Syria

McCants at Brookings: ISIS Fantasies of an Apocalyptic Showdown in Northern Syria

The meadow outside the small village of Dabiq, Syria is a strange setting for one of the final battles of the Islamic apocalypse. Although close…

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The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

The “First War on Terrorism?”: Recommended Reading

WOTR contributor Bill Rosenau of the CNA Corporation’s Center for Strategic Studies has an exciting new report on “the forgotten history of counterterrorism in the…

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The Protests in Hong Kong: What Next?

The Protests in Hong Kong: What Next?

Over the weekend, police in Hong Kong used pepper spray and teargas against thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying key areas of the city center. Tensions…

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Obama: "This is not America’s fight alone"

Obama: “This is not America’s fight alone”

Editor’s Note: The following speech was delivered by President Barack Obama on the morning of September 23, 2014. Good morning, everybody.  Last night, on my…

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