Regions / Iraq
The spirit of Saddam Hussein lives on in the Islamic State.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has driven Sunnis into the arms of ISIS.
U.S. airstrikes are just the kind of outside force that will keep ISIS strong and unified.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, served five years in a U.S.-run prison camp.
From providing relief for trapped Yazidis to supporting a potential new Iraqi unity government.
TV pundits and analysts could use a reality check when it comes to Obama's use of military force.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.
The U.S. and its allies have funded a host of Syrian opposition councils that are more interested in seeking Western aid than serving the Syrian people.