The self-proclaimed Islamic State uses media propaganda to compensate for military losses. The media must not become a platform for the group to promote its messages, as it seeks to assert power and influence.
Military victory may not be the goal of the airstrikes in Yemen. The Saudis could use them to gain greater leverage in power-sharing negotiations.
In order for peace to exist in Yemen, the ingredients of the political transition—its tools and its godfathers—should first admit that the path they have forced Yemen into has led to nothing but catastrophe.
Looking at Syria four years into the conflict, it becomes clear that a variety of stakeholders have been repeating past mistakes, with devastating consequences.
The Carnegie Middle East Center welcomed Amr Hamzawy and Hazem al-Amin to examine the challenges facing democracy, development, and security in Egypt and the Levant region during the last four years.
Egypt’s current foreign policy activism is more show than substance. The temptation to expand this approach by intervening in Libya will only reveal Egypt’s vulnerabilities and deepen them further.
People enduring life under the rule of the Islamic State are desperate to be saved, but they cannot rise up against the organization because they do not have the means to do so.
Retaking Tikrit from the Islamic State is a symbolic step in the much larger campaign of regaining Sunni trust in Iraq.
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.