Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Saudi Arabia’s perceived need to keep Iran at bay is distracting it from the danger that the Islamic State poses to its regime.
The head of a Syrian exile group called Assad’s warplanes “an air force for ISIS.”
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.
The Islamic State is experiencing success recruiting Westerners with no religious background, including Islam.
A tight-knit group of neocon dead-enders is pushing Iran to the forefront of the GOP's foreign policy agenda.
Due to a combination of lack of support, poor training, and constant deployment, the Iraqi Army pales beside the Islamic State.
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian’s trial may be an attempt by reactionary forces in Iran to upend the Iran nuclear deal.
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.