Regions / Syria
Obama has been right — in rhetoric — about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here's what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
The U.S. could turn to aid, arms embargo, and engaging foes.
Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
We need a renewed effort to bring about peace in the region.
IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran.
President Obama's decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly - and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory.
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.