Regions / Syria
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.
The head of a Syrian exile group called Assad’s warplanes “an air force for ISIS.”
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.