January 01, 2015

It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Radio Free Europe

Journalist Carl Schreck

When Islamic State (IS) militants seized the Iraqi city of Fallujah in January, U.S. President Barack Obama likened the current crop of jihadists to a "JV team," compared to Al-Qaeda. 

Six months later, IS jihadists overran Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, which they still control. Three months after that, Obama vowed to vanquish “these terrorists [who] are unique in their brutality” and warned that they could pose a threat to the United States “if left unchecked.”

Read the full article at Radio Free Europe.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as President of CNAS from 2012-19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009-12...