Abductions and killings by Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq threaten ancient minorities.
Four years into the conflict in Syria, the United States is screening opposition fighters for the first time to boost war against the Islamic State.
The Islamic State says that a female American hostage in Syria has been killed during a Jordanian airstrike.
Building stability and prosperity is going to take a lot more work than military strikes.
A strategy of political openness and economic opportunity must be put hand-in-hand with the military campaign against the Islamic State.
Jordan is currently calling for intensified strikes against the Islamic State in response to the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
The fight against the Islamic State is an ideological battle as much as it is a military one.
The Islamic State needs to be fought militarily, but the underlying causes of frustration and marginalization also have to be addressed.
From the Islamic State in Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria, corruption lies at the root of many of today’s international crises.
Jordan’s participation in the fight against the Islamic State, particularly outside its borders, is problematic to some Jordanians. With the pilot hostage situation, the government is caught between two very bad situations.