Regions / Middle East & North Africa
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.
Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.
Phyllis Bennis argues that collateral damage from military strikes and corrupt governance are only strengthening the Islamic State
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Decades of U.S. support for military action by Iraqi governments increase sectarian divide and causes further devastation in the Middle East.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.