Posts Tagged: sectarian violence
There's no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements still matter, and they deserve our solidarity — not our bombs.
The fate of one Shi’ite cleric hangs over the Gulf like a sword of Damocles.
America is now fighting the Iraq War for the third time, somehow madly expecting different results, while guaranteeing only failure.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
The twin plagues of ISIS and Ebola thrive on the breakdown of the existing order.
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.
Obama has few good options in Iraq, but the worst choice would be emulating George W. Bush.