The Islamic State Wants the West to Over-React and Hasten Apocalypse

Islamic State strategy shifts from territorial control territory to random attacks, drawing over-reaction and recruits
David C. Rapoport
December 8, 2015

A War of Priorities in Syria

The anti-ISIS coalition of many divided special interests will struggle to end the war in Syria
Chris Miller
December 3, 2015

ISIS Rampage: A Threat to Cultural Heritage That Belongs to All

The world must find ways to intervene and protect antiquities when nation-states cannot do so
James Cuno
November 26, 2015

Air War May Be Satisfying, But Won’t Defeat ISIS

The international community must support the local forces motivated to defeat Islamic State: Kurds and Iran
Mohammed Ayoob
November 19, 2015

Big Win by Turkey’s AKP Signals Vote for Stability

Decisive win for AKP in Turkey could add pressure for peace deal with Kurdish PKK militants
Chris Miller
November 3, 2015

Putin’s Syria Move Raises Profile – With Risks

Putin moves to stabilize Syria, stop extremism and diminish US influence, but the strategy could backfire
Thomas Graham
October 6, 2015