Regions / Syria
City by city, state by state, the Middle East is being laid to waste — and then we’re bombing the rubble.
While ISIS makes war on the world's vast majority of "moderate Muslims," hardliners in the West pretend they don't exist.
Future generations of Islamic extremists may surpass the Islamic State in brutality.
Trump's signature slogan on how to deal with ISIS is delusional.
A region at war, a rash of terrorist attacks, and the worst refugee crisis since World War II: These are the legacies of America’s quarter-century-and-counting war in Iraq.
The administration needs to face its inability to achieve regime change in Syria and the destruction of the Islamic State.
The efforts of the U.S. and Iraq to extract the Islamic State have left Ramadi uninhabitable.
Just like bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the Islamic State views attacks on it as a means to win recruit more fighters and suicide bombers.
How the CIA, bad trade deals, and wanton military intervention caused the social crises that gave us the Donald. (Really.)
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.