Ivan Plis, National Interest

Ivan Plis

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Past articles by Ivan:

Sending Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia Is a Genius Move

This is a side of America that foreign audiences don’t usually get to see. → Read More

Sens. Rand Paul and Chris Murphy's Tough Questions on Middle East Policy

Two prominent U.S. senators are questioning America’s approach to Saudi Arabia and the conflict in Yemen. → Read More

A Pope, a Patriarch and Great Expectations in Cuba

This is not an environment in which fraternal reconciliation can flourish. → Read More

A Pope, a Patriarch and Great Expectations in Cuba

This is not an environment in which fraternal reconciliation can flourish. → Read More

The American Dream: Inside What Makes Homegrown Terror So Dangerous

Before he planted bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing 3 bystanders and injuring some 260 others, Tamerlan Tsarnaev wanted to be an American hero. → Read More

'Thousands' Of Iranians Enter Syria's Next Big Battlefield

Iran has sent ‘thousands’ of troops to Syria to assist Russia in bolstering President Bashar Assad’s regime, according to reports that have emerged this week. Unnamed officials speaking to Re → Read More

New Government Report On Global Religious Persecution Is Grim As Ever

The State Department released its annual report on international religious freedom Wednesday, presenting a drab picture of persecution against all faiths. → Read More

Did This US Ally Torture American Citizens Without Any Charges?

A new report alleges that the United Arab Emirates has tortured several foreigners in police custody without charge, including several U.S. nationals. → Read More

Egyptian TV Host’s ‘Russian Airstrikes’ Really Come From A Video Game [VIDEO]

Egypt’s Sada El Balad television news recently hyped its footage of Russian airstrikes in Syria — before showing several minutes of a 2010 video game. → Read More

Syrian Anti-ISIS Fighters Accused Of Demolishing Liberated Villages

A new report accuses U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria of committing war crimes after reclaiming ethnic Arab villages from Islamic State control. → Read More

Today’s Palestinian Terror Comes From Knives, Not Suicide Vests

A Palestinian stabbing attack in Jerusalem Tuesday killed 3 Israeli Jews, continuing two weeks of street crime that have plagued the country. The death toll from the recent weeks’ attacks has now → Read More

Iraqis Are Going Wild With Photoshops Of Putin, And The Results Are

Russia’s airstrike campaign in Syria has made President Vladimir Putin the subject of reverent songs, images and videos among Iraq’s Shiite majority. A Photoshopped image of Putin in the robes → Read More

ISIS Has Actually Gained Ground Since Russian Airstrikes Began

Is Putin providing 'air support for the jihadists' ground assaults? → Read More

The Taliban’s Last Land-Grab Shows They Still Mean Business

The U.S. military's accidental bombing of a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has overshadowed abuses carried out by the Taliban during its recent three-day occupation of the city. The Taliban → Read More

Iran's Supreme Leader Closes Door On More Talks With US

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed Wednesday that Iran would not negotiate any more with the United States. The ayatollah’s remarks came amid an ongoing debate in Iran about whet → Read More

Russian Missiles Aim For Syria, Hit Iran Instead

At least four ship-launched Russian cruise missiles have crashed in Iran while aiming for targets in Syria, according to reports. U.S. officials told CNN Thursday that it is possible there were cas → Read More

Russia-Linked Smugglers Tried Selling Nukes To ISIS

A criminal gang with ties to Russia’s security agency attempted to sell highly destructive nuclear materials to Islamic State, according to a new report. → Read More

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Russian Propaganda

Russia’s growing involvement in Syria has involved a parallel war of information, with the Kremlin dead-set on controlling an increasingly unwieldy narrative. → Read More

See The American And Russian Bombings In Syria Side-By-Side

A new series of graphics from The New York Times shows the divergent U.S. and Russian approaches to Syria with dazzling simplicity. The images include various maps of Syrian territory, colored acco → Read More

Biggest Relic Of The Iraq War May Have Just Ended

Can normalcy prevail with ISIS in the neighborhood? → Read More