Regions / Iraq
Inviting blowback and decimating your tax base are not how to build a caliphate.
From suicide bombers in the Middle East to drone operators in the United States, youth-on-youth violence has become epidemic.
The Islamic State is growing increasingly illiquid — are layoffs imminent?
Here is one artist's attempt to reconstruct what the Iraq War destroyed.
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
Responding to Islamic extremism with violence is reminiscent of the sorcerer’s apprentice in Fantasia creating more brooms by whacking them with an axe.
The Islamic State and Al Qaeda could combine and form an entity more dangerous than the sum of its parts.
Plenty, according to Neil Swidey’s astonishing article in the Boston Globe, but not entirely.
Choose your poison: Have the baby of an Islamic State fighter or be continually raped.
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.