Posts Tagged: Isis
Intervention may not be the answer, but the damage that the Islamic State wreaks on the regions it rules requires immediate action.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
ISIS may be more famous for cutting off heads, but it's Washington that's learning the hard way not to slash first and ask questions later.
Unification of the Middle East, though not a caliphate, would be ideal, but unity would be a step in the right direction.
The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen has more in common with 19th-century Europe than the 21st-century Middle East.
Weapons are pouring out of Africa's most oil-rich country while extremist fighters tumble in.
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.
The problem isn’t a lack of "resolve." It's a lack of good outcomes and basic moral consistency.
In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.
It's tempting to call ISIS "medieval" murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.