Issues / War & Peace
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki isn't the only one responsible for Iraq's woes -- history, U.S. foreign policy, and meddling neighbors are also to blame.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria may be clever and rich but stoking the revenge machine reveals how impoverished its collective imagination is.
Concerned about terrorism as well as influence from Washington's economic rivals, the Obama administration is renewing its efforts to support the Somali central government.
It’s ironic that Iraq’s last two enemies now stand ready to defend it against a third, ISIS.
A look at how the fall of the British empire and the rise of the U.S. Israel lobby sowed the seeds of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For one thing, the brutality of ISIS may be its downfall.
The United States military placed its troops in harm’s way by spreading them too thin across Afghanistan.
While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.
Hey, the Afghan Taliban are sensitive guys.
Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 is a cautionary tale about the long-term consequences of military intervention.