Mar 30, 2015
Can the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen win? Highly unlikely, as these are rookies taking on Iran's battle-hardened allies in a forbidding terrain.
Mar 24, 2015
The recent bulldozing by the Islamic State (ISIS) of the ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra, and Korsabad, three of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural sites, is just this group's latest round of assaults across the large area under its control.
Feb 27, 2015
Ironically, amid tragedy and horror, as populations adapt to the brutal imperatives of modern nationalism, all four countries are becoming a bit more stable. That's because the fighting has pushed peoples to move from ethnic minority status to ethnic majority status.
Feb 15, 2015
Nearly all the 54 Republican U.S. senators will vote in favor of the Kirk-Menendez bill requiring sanctions on Iran if the P5+1 negotiations fail. President Obama has promised to veto it.
Jan 21, 2015
Comments by Steven Emerson on Fox News have prompted a heated debate over whether predominantly Muslim "no-go" zones exist in Europe.
Jan 20, 2015
In a widely praised January 1 speech, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Al-Azhar University to address the country's religious leadership, saying the time had come to reform Islam.
Jan 11, 2015
How do Islamists figure that murdering will achieve their goal of applying Islamic law and building a caliphate?
Jan 2, 2015
Travelers sent to secondary screening can enter a Kafkaesque world, potentially for days, in which the usual rules of due process are suspended.