Sunni militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are clashing with Iraqi military units in the city of Baqubah, 40 miles from Baghdad.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who have laid siege to large parts of Iraq, contains all the necessary ingredients to become a global terrorist group.
It is vital that any response to ISIS—Iraqi, Iranian, or American—be designed to exploit the divisions and contradictions within the organization and the coalition it has formed.
Arab integration offers a real opportunity for critical political, economic, social, and cultural developments, but significant challenges stand in the way of comprehensive integration.
Fighters from ISIS have taken over the major towns of Mosul and Tikrit. If they manage to hang on to them, how are they likely to govern?
The seizure of the Iraqi city of Mosul is a moral and tactical victory for the militant group ISIS—and a wake-up call for Western and Arab countries.
In Egypt, “reconciliation” has become an unspeakable word. In international circles, the need for inclusion is all one hears.
Calls for dignity, freedom, and social justice in the Arab world have triggered fundamental questions about state–citizen relations and have dramatically transformed the landscape of civic activism.
The highly localized nature of the Syrian conflict means that its evolution and eventual resolution will elude the control of outsiders.
Amman is increasingly pursuing a policy of supporting neither the regime nor the opposition in Syria while quietly working to help resolve the conflict. It has few other options.