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.
The Islamic State group lost its capital, but U.S. military action has done more harm than good.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains.
Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.
These children’s participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they’ve got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
Former CIA counterterrorism officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou told Sputnik that the Syrian ceasefire offers the first substantive step towards a lasting peace and the possibility for a new era of US-Russian cooperation.
While ISIS makes war on the world’s vast majority of “moderate Muslims,” hardliners in the West pretend they don’t exist.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Ending this imbroglio requires robust diplomacy.
Obama’s made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
The Islamic State’s latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Putin’s attempt at “shock and awe” in Syria has all the hallmarks of failed U.S. interventions of the past
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.