Baathism may be dead in Iraq and endangered in Syria, but its tools and beliefs live on inside the Islamic State.
This backgrounder examines the growing network of official and unofficial Islamic State affiliates around the world.
There is no clarity as to what constitutes a ‘terrorist,’ allowing for states and organizations to criminalize any action, dissent, or criticism as suits their purpose.
Recent movements, attacks, and territory shifts in the Syrian civil war.
Negotiations came down to the wire and succeeded in producing a framework deal. Now the big question is: Who won?
Despite Israel’s vocal opposition, genuine fear, and preemptive threats, the truth is that Jerusalem understands Iranian nuclear weapons are an eventual fait accompli.
There will be serious political, economic, and military repercussions should Iran be ‘rehabilitated’ back into international society.
We are all invited to the theater of the grotesque.
Saudi Arabia has intervened against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, and in doing so opened up a new proxy front between the bitter regional rivals.
There have been three bouts of bad news for global commodity prices over the past week, all of which are putting more downside pressure on already deflated prices.