Posts Tagged: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
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.
Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the current conflict. The current wave of militarization threatens to make life even worse.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
It could bog down like the Iran-Iraq War.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria may be clever and rich but stoking the revenge machine reveals how impoverished its collective imagination is.
For one thing, the brutality of ISIS may be its downfall.
Iraq's latest elections were relatively free and fair, but they won't do much to resolve the country's stark sectarian divides.