Posts Tagged: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Yazidi refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan now sleep in classrooms, hallways, and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
U.S. airstrikes are just the kind of outside force that will keep ISIS strong and unified.
The U.S. and its allies have funded a host of Syrian opposition councils that are more interested in seeking Western aid than serving the Syrian people.
Obama has few good options in Iraq, but the worst choice would be emulating George W. Bush.
Iraq President Nouri al-Maliki’s attention remains divided.
Iraq's problems are in large part the result of recent disasters--like the U.S. invasion and the Syrian civil war--not ancient grievances.
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.