Regions / Iraq
A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements still matter, and they deserve our solidarity — not our bombs.
By burning alive Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the Islamic State reinforced an apparent commitment to behave like a terrorist organization, not a state.
"American Sniper" is well acted, slickly produced, and occasionally gripping. It's also war propaganda.
The Islamic State’s initial attempts at governing have been disrupted by Western airstrikes.
Just like the Islamist State, Saudi Arabia flogs and prescribes hanging and stoning to death.
Just how involved is Iran in the fight against the Islamic State?
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.
For some women in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State offers something no one else has given them before: power.
While reports of Ebola in the Islamic State have yet to be confirmed, an outbreak would not only present a crisis but opportunities for both it and the West.
Glossing over the Islamic State’s ultraviolence doesn’t help to make the case for non-intervention.