Syria

"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.

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

We need the PKK for stability in the Middle East.

The Situation in Kobani Might Be Too Dire For Airdrops to Make a Difference
October 20, 2014

The U.S. has airdropped in weapons, but it may be too late.

Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech
October 19, 2014

Obama came into office promising to improve relations with the Muslim world. It didn't go exactly as planned.

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