What ISIS's Leader Really Wants
The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes
September 01, 2014

The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes.

Bashar Al Assad Is Laying a Deadly Ambush for Obama in Syria
August 26, 2014

In this case, the enemy of our enemy is NOT our friend.

ISIS's New Mag Looks Like a New York Glossy—With Pictures of Mutilated Bodies
August 25, 2014

The Islamic State is getting into the publishing business.

This Is What Wannabe Jihadists Order on Amazon Before Leaving for Syria
August 22, 2014

And what that tells us about radicalization.

History's Lesson for the Middle East: When Superpowers Leave, Stability Doesn't Follow
August 22, 2014

History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead. 

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.