Obama Waits for Lawful Way to Fight Islamic State Terrorists

A maze of domestic and international law complicates how the US fights Islamic State terrorists
Harold Hongju Koh
September 4, 2014

Confronting Islamic State Group: Coalition of Rivals?

Sunni-Shia divide complicates US, UK uniting regional coalition to fight Islamic State terrorists
Shashank Joshi
September 2, 2014

Will Erdoğan’s Victory Mark Rise of Illiberal Democracy?

Easy win projected for Turkey’s popular prime minister – despite protests against his autocratic style
Hakan Altinay
August 7, 2014

How to Turn Off the ISIS Tap

The Muslim world must enact strict regulation of capital flows to stanch ISIS, shrink recruitment
Carol E. B. Choksy and Jamsheed K. Choksy
July 8, 2014

As Conflict Grows in Middle East, US-Saudi Gulf Widens

Neat alignment vanishes with the US more cautious, Saudi Arabia assertive in the Middle East
Fahad Nazer
June 24, 2014

Call for Inclusiveness May Not Work for Middle East's Sectarian Divide

In Syria and Iraq, ISIS exploits power voids, frustrations over minority rights, and Sunni-Shia divide
Dilip Hiro
June 18, 2014

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The Secret Eye Inside Mosul

Blogger risks life to document city life under ISIS rule
Robin Wright
November 2, 2016

Old Enemies Elect Aoun as Lebanon's President

Aoun, 81, is a Maronite Christian who has allied with Hezbollah
Tom Perry and Laila Bassam
October 31, 2016

Is a Better World Possible Without US Military Force?

Restraint in foreign intervention does not lead to safer world
Shadi Hamid
October 24, 2016

Battle for Mosul: Why Troops Reaching ISIS Stronghold Is a Delicate Balance

Governance challenges won't vanish with the Islamic State's defeat
Matt Bradley
October 21, 2016

Warming Russia-Turkey Relations Send a Chill Through Ukraine

Geopolitics of pipelines are shaking up Europe
Fred Weir
October 18, 2016

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