Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.
The Iraqi people must rise above sectarianism and chart their own destiny.
Why U.S. foreign policy has such a mixed record, in the Middle East and beyond.
Has Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty done anything to deter terrorism?
A responsible military and political plan to isolate ISIS geographically, militarily and diplomatically.
Washington’s admitting some hard truths is a pre-requisite to defeating ISIS.
Action-reaction patterns in the November 13 terrorist attack in Paris.