Regions / Syria
Reading the tea leaves to determine whether Al Qaeda or the Islamic State will lead the Islamist extremist world.
Unification of the Middle East, though not a caliphate, would be ideal, but unity would be a step in the right direction.
From Mexico to Kurdistan, women resistance fighters have blazed a trail for new gender relations in some of the world's most patriarchal societies.
Iran is a silent partner of sorts in the war against the Islamic State.
In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.
It's tempting to call ISIS "medieval" murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.
The Islamic State’s real battle is against the Middle-East’s illegitimate regimes, not the West.
Would it make any sense for those about to die at the hands of the Islamic State to resist?
If there’s a way to label the Islamic State as true to Islam without appearing Islamophobic, Graeme Wood may not have found it in his explosive Atlantic article.
Like Islam, Christianity has often been perverted to justify violence.