Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
There may be a responsible way to fight the Islamic State, but the U.S. will have to leave its boots in the closet and the drones in the hangar.
Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support diplomacy over war.
Washington's rapprochement with Iran has opened the door for major realignments from Israel to Afghanistan.
When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sought to placate hawks, he revealed more about the Iran deal than he may have intended.
The Saudis are wreaking wholesale destruction in Yemen.
Under the guise of fighting ISIS, Turkey's president is re-igniting a bloody war with the Kurds for his own political purposes.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel appear constitutionally incapable of prioritizing the Islamic State as a threat.