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.
Though not necessarily through military means…
In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part four focuses on Islamic State and Iraq.
There are two takeaways for US policymakers from the Iraqi army’s advance towards Tikrit. One is encouraging, and the other is not.
The case of “Jihadi John” shows that the threat of radicalization is a global one.
Had Bashar al-Assad gone into exile, the ISIS Caliphate would be based in Damascus rather than the middle of nowhere.
His jihadist career has taken on nearly mythical dimensions. According to some reports, he is the mastermind behind Islamic State media operations. According to another, he was recently the target of a “honey-trap” set by a female FBI agent sent to Syria in order to extract information from him.
The brutal killing of Lieutenant Moath Youssef al-Kasasbeh has united much of Jordan, but the Kingdom faces great risks in an extended campaign against Islamic State.
Neither conservatives nor liberals have got it totally right in the post-Charlie Hebdo editorial space.
To truly understand the rise of Islamic State we must look back at the historical origins of its doctrine.