Regions / Syria
The unfolding intervention against the Islamic State shows that oil doesn't just guide U.S. foreign policy. It constrains our ways of thinking about it.
Shooting down Iraqi Army helicopters could result in a wider war against the Islamic State.
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
The building destroyed in a 2007 Israeli raid most likely wasn’t a nascent nuclear weapons program begun by Syrian President Assad.
In the past, the Islamic State’s uber-violent videos may have been part of a recruiting scheme, but their purpose has become more focused.
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
Recent research reveals that retribution is a natural consequence of a moral code, but the Islamic State is breaking all the rules.
Don’t be surprised to find the Islamic State in the UN one day.
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.