Regions / Syria
The Islamic State and Al Qaeda could combine and form an entity more dangerous than the sum of its parts.
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they've got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.
Hillary Clinton has run to the right of the Obama administration on every major foreign policy issue — and she’s left a trail of devastation in her wake.
The Islamic State already uses drones for surveillance.
Such a vacuum has enabled the Islamic State to become a magnet for unemployed young men throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
The Islamic State would be the ultimate victim of a dirty bomb it set off.
Carpet bombing of Islamic State territory called for by Sen. Ted Cruz is inflammatory rhetoric at its worst.
Russian success in Syria may have a trickle-down effect on its other ventures such as Ukraine.
Taking the diplomatic road on Iraq and Syria would let Sanders get back to the business he started in 2002 — making space between himself and Hillary Clinton on the Middle East.