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State of the Union: ISIL is Obama’s Major Foreign Policy Challenge

By John Ubaldi
Contributor to In Homeland Security
Managing Editor of Ubaldi Reports

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address focused almost entirely on the economy. Missing from the address was any coherent strategy for the growing list of foreign policy challenges confronting the United States. Also absent from the president’s State of the Union Address was any mention of al-Qaida.

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French Identity Crisis: Are We Charlie or Islamist?

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

France is calling for freedom and unity across the country after a brutal massacre of 12 people and a massive manhunt that saw two suspects killed in a hostage situation. After the vigils for the Charlie Hedbo victims, came the peace marches by hundreds of thousands, including world leaders.
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