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The Islamic State’s atrocities provide cover for the almost equally brutal Jabhat al-Nusra to operate.
Whether due to personal conviction or pressure from Congress, President Obama is committing U.S. forces to defeating the Islamic State.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
A post-Paris “Clash of Civilizations”? It’s the Islamic State’s Dream, and Marco Rubio agrees.
By staging terror acts, the Islamic State invites retaliation against the state — and Caliphate — it’s taking great pains to create.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State poked big bear Russia with predictable results.
The violence of war often falls hardest on women. So these organizations are empowering refugee women and girls — and men — to know and demand their rights.
What the psychology of mass murderers — from Charles Manson on up to Bashar al-Assad and ISIS — can teach us about the method behind their madness.
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Paris was a wake-up call for Westerners — a reminder that we usually have the luxury to ignore the costs of war, even as our governments inflict them on foreigners.