Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.
Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.
Iraqi demonstrators are now taking matters into their own hands.
What is the terrorist group trying to accomplish this year, and will the Iraqi government respond effectively?
Iraq knows that Iran -- unlike America and other Western forces -- is there to stay.
McCain and Palin shout triumphantly, "We're winning the war in Iraq." Such rhetoric collides painfully with reality.
Car bombings, sectarian violence and attacks on U.S. troops are down. But does the reduced violence have anything to do with the "surge"?
Muqtada al-Sadr and his followers are deeply embedded in the political structures of the new Iraqi state, regardless of how Muqtada might currently challenge the legitimacy of that state because of its dependence on U.S. support.
U.S. policies of divide and rule in the Middle East, explains FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan, are now exploding in our faces.