Posts Tagged: Iraq
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.
Contradictory U.S. policies, as with Al Qaeda a generation ago, have aided and abetted the development of the Islamic State.
The expansion of the Islamic State is not a problem for the United States to solve alone.
The spirit of Saddam Hussein lives on in the Islamic State.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has driven Sunnis into the arms of ISIS.
From providing relief for trapped Yazidis to supporting a potential new Iraqi unity government.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.
After the war in Iraq, is it feasible to invoke the Responsibility to Protect doctrine to protect civilians from ISIS?