Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.
While some arguments for the decline of the state are insightful and important, none of them have stuck.
Several years after pulling back, American troops will head outside the wire to battle the Taliban and turn up the air war.
But talk of Guantánamo, “extreme vetting,” and ending the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is just a distraction from the real threat.
Are you a Syrian rebel in need of U.S.-manufactured assault rifles, or even a tank? You can buy it on Telegram.
And Western countries need a plan to defuse the threat they pose.
The war against the Islamic State concealed the Kurds' political and economic weaknesses. The loss of Kirkuk has made them impossible to ignore.
Now they fear restrictions on their mission.
SitRep: U.S. warships ready near Korea; Deadly new Taliban offensive
A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.
As the Iraqi government reclaimed the city of Kirkuk, Kurdish troops had the choice to watch or flee.
The president talks a big game about standing up to Iran — but will he do anything about Iranian-backed militias attacking America's staunchest allies?
The Iraqi prime minister has held his country together amid war and financial crisis. His next battle is to win re-election.