Regions / Syria
The Russian military moves to shore up the Syrian Regime in its fight against the Islamic State and other rebel forces.
Hillary Clinton just laid out a hawkish foreign policy vision in a major speech. How do her views stack up against those of Bernie Sanders, her challenger from the left?
Here's how the U.S. can leverage its wealth, safety, and diplomacy to serve the refugees it helped to create.
War inevitably spawns refugees.
The Islamic State remains a puzzle to U.S. policymakers and analysts.
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
Last year it was reported that the Islamic State captured Syrian fighter planes.
The Islamic State isn’t going anywhere soon.
Historic sites serve every purpose to the Islamic State except actual preservation of cultural heritage.
Or, to put it another way, the Islamic State succeeds because it breaks all the rules of insurgency.