Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Though you may remember its tragic conclusion: the downing of an Iran airliner by the U.S. warship Vincennes.
Intervention may not be the answer, but the damage that the Islamic State wreaks on the regions it rules requires immediate action.
The Islamic State is less a product of Islamist extremism than the legacy of Saddam Hussein.