Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The march of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham is marked by both savagery and the provision of social services.
Is either a true option for Muslims and, if so, which is preferable?
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.
The crisis of capitalism isn't just about the gap between rich and poor. It's about the gap between what’s demanded by our planet and what’s demanded by our economy.
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.