Islamic State

Al Qaeda's Alliance with ISIS Exposes the U.S.'s Strategic Myopia
November 17, 2014

Syria's moderates might be suffering from American support.

Obama Is Still Making Promises About ISIS That He Won't Be Able to Keep
November 10, 2014

He's putting troops on the ground—but says they won't see combat. 

Stop Calling Our Closest Allies Against ISIS "Terrorists"
October 22, 2014

We need the PKK for stability in the Middle East.

There's a Worrisome Amount of Support in Jordan for the Islamic State
October 20, 2014

Less than 2/3 of Jordanians consider ISIS a terrorist organization.

Hey, Bill Maher: There Is No Such Thing as “Islamic Extremism”
October 19, 2014

There is no such thing as “militant Islam” or “radical Islam”; there’s just Islam. 

What Do People in the Middle East Think About the Islamic State? These Poll Results Will Surprise You.
October 16, 2014

Only 3 percent of Egyptian adults approve of ISIS. (Then again, that's nearly 1.5 million people.)

Obama, Not Bush, Is the Master of Unilateral War
The president must force Congress to vote on his military powers
October 14, 2014

The president must force Congress to vote on his military powers.

Shame on Turkey for Choosing the Islamic State Over the Kurds
October 12, 2014

If Turkey refuses to act, it can kiss its NATO membership goodbye.

Can Turkish Multiculturalism Survive the Islamic State?
October 09, 2014

The answer will have repercussions well beyond its borders.

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