Regions / Syria
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
The Islamic State is experiencing success recruiting Westerners with no religious background, including Islam.
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?"
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.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
For those who doubt mainstream Islam’s commitment to stopping extremists, this is for you.
ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.