Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Obama Was Wrong. The Era of Humanitarian Intervention Is Not Over.
August 27, 2014

Obama thought he could end humanitarian intervention. He was momentously wrong.

The Islamic State's Strategy Was Years in the Making
August 08, 2014

To stop ISIS, we must first understand it.

Why Do Iraq's Rebels Have So Many Different Names?
The ghastly semantics of the Islamic State
June 16, 2014

The language of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reveals a lot about them

I Fought at Fallujah. Here's What I Think About When People Ask If It Was Worth It.
January 13, 2014

Al-Qaeda affiliates have retaken the city. What would my fallen comrades think of that?