Trump's proposed heavy handed foreign policy could lead to a rise in radicalization globally.
The U.S. presidential candidates will follow different paths in the Middle East, but it's not clear which concrete steps they will take.
Europe must enact better integration policies to help curb extremism.
ISIL's oil production maybe in decline but that does not mean the group will simply disappear.
Different political, tribal, and governmental actors are seeking more power and influence through their involvement in the battle for Mosul.
The conflict in Syria is a complex one with different world powers and the Syrian opposition playing different roles that have changed over time.
The tragic Baghdad bombings are a consequence of the Islamic State's changing tactics and divisions within Iraq's political and security establishment.
Five years after the onset of the Arab Spring, much of the Middle East is in crisis. However, it may be too early to deem the uprisings a failure.
The Iraqi Army is facing some significant challenges as it seeks to retake Fallujah from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi’s leadership is in question after major protests in Baghdad, most recently with crowds storming the Green Zone and occupying parliament.