Syria

No, ISIS' Attack on Palestinians Doesn't Expose a Double Standard on Israel
April 10, 2015

Staunch defenders of Israel claim there is—and thus, unwittingly compare the country's actions with the Islamic State's.

One Group Has Proven It Can Beat ISIS. So Why Isn't the U.S. Doing More to Help Them?
March 20, 2015

With the U.S. set to train thousands of Syrian rebels, the Kurds continue their calls for aid.

Did Climate Change Play a Role in Starting the Syrian Civil War?
March 04, 2015

Climate change can provoke societal unrest, as the situation in Syria shows. 

"If You Kill the People They'll Be Against You"
An interview with Bashar al Assad
February 14, 2015

An interview with Syria's Bashar al Assad.

Obama Isn't Ready to Give Up His Broad War Powers
February 12, 2015

His new war authorization against ISIS is too open-ended.

The Islamic State Has Sleeper Cells Throughout Turkey. Does Erdogan Care?
January 21, 2015

Will Turkey finally do something about ISIS?

The Islamic State Produced the Most Influential Song of the Year
December 30, 2014

You won't find this gruesome number on any year-end lists.

The Forever War Was Supposed to End in 2014. Instead, Obama Doubled Down.
December 28, 2014

The rise of the Islamic State proved that the U.S. doesn't know how to wind down its wars in the Middle East.

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.

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