Dean of the realists. Tom Switzer reviews the career and thought of Owen Harries in the current issue of TAC.

Why did Turkey attack a Russian plane? Philip Giraldi considers the possibility that the downing of the Russian jet was planned.

Europe and the war on ISIS. Leon Hadar makes the case that leading European governments should assume responsibility for the war.

Have a plan to defeat ISIS? Show your work. Christopher Preble challenges the presidential candidates to explain how their proposals will achieve their stated goals.

5 inconvenient truths about the war on ISIS. Ted Galen Carpenter lists the things that many supporters of the war don’t want to acknowledge.