Regions / Iraq
The march of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham is marked by both savagery and the provision of social services.
Five steps the U.S. can take in Iraq without going back to war.
Iraq today is George W. Bush’s nightmare and Osama bin Laden’s wet dream.
Terrorism leads to panicked over-reaction.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
It could bog down like the Iran-Iraq War.
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.
It’s ironic that Iraq’s last two enemies now stand ready to defend it against a third, ISIS.
For one thing, the brutality of ISIS may be its downfall.