Iraqi Civil War
Large swathes of Iraq and Syria remain utterly devastated by the war with Islamic State.
The avowed foe of both the United States and Iran has seized on popular grievances to win last week’s election, but forming a government won’t be easy.
Is terrorism fueled by economic, social, religious, or psychological factors?
Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.
The blowback against Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum was swift as it was fierce, with every neighboring state piling pressure on Irbil to back down.
Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.
With the oil-rich city of Kirkuk under its control, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan is moving toward formal independence from Iraq.
Good news from Mosul, bad news from Afghanistan, and President Trump angers Turkey by arming Syria’s Kurds.
Brexit begins, the Iraqi army makes slow steady in Mosul, and China looks to turn up the heat on Taiwan.
Faced with spreading conflict and instability throughout the world, who will lead?