Regions / Syria
The Islamic State is growing increasingly illiquid — are layoffs imminent?
Is the Free Syrian Army the future of Syria?
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
Responding to Islamic extremism with violence is reminiscent of the sorcerer’s apprentice in Fantasia creating more brooms by whacking them with an axe.
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.