Regions / Syria
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.
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may not be as close to the brink as reported.
Except that in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s world both sides of the sword are death dealing.
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.