Regions / Middle East & North Africa
In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.
A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements still matter, and they deserve our solidarity — not our bombs.
By burning alive Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the Islamic State reinforced an apparent commitment to behave like a terrorist organization, not a state.
Benjamin Netanyahu: the Israeli Prime Minister who made it okay for the United States to defy Israel’s wishes.
"American Sniper" is well acted, slickly produced, and occasionally gripping. It's also war propaganda.
The Islamic State’s initial attempts at governing have been disrupted by Western airstrikes.
Congressional hawks are putting on a show in Washington, and they've invited the Israeli prime minister to guest star. Who else might fit the bill?
Just like the Islamist State, Saudi Arabia flogs and prescribes hanging and stoning to death.
Ideological affinity makes it difficult for Saudi Arabia to distance itself from the Islamic State.
Just how involved is Iran in the fight against the Islamic State?