The idea of a "Sunnistan" isn't new, but as American advisers and their Iraqi allies prepare for the crucial battle of Mosul, now is the time to revisit it.
For Josh Cohen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Trump brings some refreshing new foreign policy ideas to the fore that deserve serious consideration.
don The United States-Russia relationship is already in bad shape, and U.S. diplomats are hurting it further by sending conflicting messages about Ukraine's future relationship with NATO. First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations forces. Two ...
Washington must accept the fact that Saudi Arabia is a major contributor to worldwide Islamic extremism and reevaluate its relationship with Riyahd.
Israel's interests vis-a-vis Russia run wide and deep, and are impossible for Jerusalem to ignore.
Vladimir Putin has a range of options to pay back Turkey for downing a Russian jet, including shooting down Turkish aircraft or foment Kurdish separatism.
While Putin's Syria campaign is risky, if events break the right way for him he could surprise the West with a geopolitical victory.