ISIS

Kurdistan Is Considered the "Success Story" of the Iraq War. Not So Fast.
August 13, 2014

There's rampant corruption, widening inequality, and an increasingly authoritarian government. 

ISIL Could Become the Voice of Sunnis If We Don't Find a Way to Stop It Soon
August 11, 2014

Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice. 

Obama Is Right to Bomb Islamic Militants, But His Reasons Are Wrong
August 08, 2014

The administration is being both deceptive and narrow-minded.

These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in
August 08, 2014

Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.

Gaza Is Not About to Become an Islamic State. It Might Even Become More Moderate.
August 07, 2014

Fears that ISIS could rule the Strip are overblown.

How to Save Iraq
This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis

This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.

Saddam Hussein's Faithful Friend, the King of Clubs, Might Be the Key to Saving Iraq
Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive
June 24, 2014

Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive.

Obama Has Two Options on Iraq. Both Are Terrible.
June 19, 2014

Obama hopes to keep Iraq from falling apart, but it is going to be very difficult.

How Will the Iraq Crisis Turn Out? Here Are a Few Scenarios.
June 19, 2014

It all comes down to what the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia decide to do.

What in God's Name Is Going on in Iraq? An Expert Explains.
An interview with Olivier Roy
June 16, 2014

An interview with Olivier Roy.

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