ISIS is on the decline, but the catastrophic political divisions in Iraq and Syria that gave rise to it are no closer to being mended.
Despite Washington’s move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an “intifada of knives” is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
Decades of U.S. support for military action by Iraqi governments increase sectarian divide and causes further devastation in the Middle East.
There’s no better time for Sunni and Shia to sit down together and address not just ISIS but the injustice, intolerance, and inequality that birthed it.
July was the deadliest month since 2008 in Iraq.
Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let’s resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let’s say ‘lesson learned.’
Violent video showing Syrian rebels executing soldiers will make it harder for the U.S. to consider direct military engagement.
Iraqi demonstrators are now taking matters into their own hands.
Unless a tactical shift in the balance of power occurs, it is unlikely that either the regime or the rebels will gain control of Syria’s entire territory.
Lebanon is being pulled closer yet to Syria’s civil war.
Indonesia’s Shi’a minority is under heavy attack by Saudi-funded Wahhabists.
Lebanon’s billionaire former prime minister is making hay about Hezbollah, but Saad Hariri is doing his own share of sectarian agitation.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.