Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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 dangers of life as a Muslim leader in the United States weren’t all that drove Anwar al-Awlaki the flee the country.
Last year it was reported that the Islamic State captured Syrian fighter planes.
The Islamic State isn’t going anywhere soon.
While Republicans beat up on the White House for making peace with America’s enemies, voters should ask them more questions about America’s friends.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
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.