The Fall of the House of ISIS

The Fall of the House of ISIS

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.

Are We Near the End of NATO?

Are We Near the End of NATO?

Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.

How a Child is Made into a Suicide Bomber

How a Child is Made into a Suicide Bomber

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.

Syrian Ceasefire Offers New Era of Hope Between US, Russia

Syrian Ceasefire Offers New Era of Hope Between US, Russia

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.

Life in the Gray Zone

Life in the Gray Zone

While ISIS makes war on the world’s vast majority of “moderate Muslims,” hardliners in the West pretend they don’t exist.

Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?

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 Middle East’s New Nakba

The Middle East’s New Nakba

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.