Regions / Syria
For the Islamic State to preside over a caliphate takes money — lots of it.
Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.
The Islamic State’s calls for retaliation against Western attacks are apparently being heeded.
Will the Islamic State attempt to procure nuclear material as Al Qaeda once did?
Hillary Clinton and her hawkish Democratic allies are already running hard to the right of Obama.
The Islamic State may use beheading as a tool to recruit fighters.
The standards the U.S. purportedly used to prevent civilian deaths from drone strikes have been relaxed for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
Glenn Greenwald’s report that the Khorasan group was hyped to mobilize support for attacking the Islamic State sounds credible.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here's what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.