Posts Tagged: Syria
For the Islamic State, making the trains run on time doesn’t quite cover a multitude of sins.
Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.
The standards the U.S. purportedly used to prevent civilian deaths from drone strikes have been relaxed for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
Iran is the linchpin of security in the Middle East.
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.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
As we contemplate sending weapons to “vetted” Syrian rebels, our recent involvements in the Mideast remind us how risky that is.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.