Regions / Iraq
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
In the past, the Islamic State’s uber-violent videos may have been part of a recruiting scheme, but their purpose has become more focused.
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
Recent research reveals that retribution is a natural consequence of a moral code, but the Islamic State is breaking all the rules.
Don’t be surprised to find the Islamic State in the UN one day.
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
The Islamic State is experiencing success recruiting Westerners with no religious background, including Islam.
Due to a combination of lack of support, poor training, and constant deployment, the Iraqi Army pales beside the Islamic State.
Not exactly, but the U.S. is using great discretion because of the propaganda value to the Islamic State when air strikes kill civilians.
Washington may still be wedded to thinking of the Islamic State as a second-rate threat that only needs tactics, not a strategy, to defeat it.