Regions / Middle East & North Africa
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
According to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri's interpretation of Sunni Islamic law, Muslims who support a tyrannical regime or an occupying force are fair game for al Qaeda.
A Mizrahi feminism cut-and-paste primer.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
The ongoing crisis in Gaza has pushed the Malaysia-Israel relationship to the point of no return.
It's been a year since the Egyptian military committed the worst massacre in modern Egypt's history. Why does the U.S. continue to fund it?
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has driven Sunnis into the arms of ISIS.
U.S. airstrikes are just the kind of outside force that will keep ISIS strong and unified.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, served five years in a U.S.-run prison camp.