Regions / Iraq
Putin’s attempt at "shock and awe" in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
Here's how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.
The Islamic State remains a puzzle to U.S. policymakers and analysts.
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
The Islamic State isn’t going anywhere soon.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Historic sites serve every purpose to the Islamic State except actual preservation of cultural heritage.
Or, to put it another way, the Islamic State succeeds because it breaks all the rules of insurgency.
The United States has tacit, if not official, congressional approval for its war on the Islamic State.