How to Retake Mosul From the Islamic State

Does the Iraqi Army have the right stuff to win the battle everyone knows is coming -- and handle the messy aftermath?


Turkey’s Tomb Raiders

Turkey's mission to save an ancient tomb in Syria sheds unexpected light on Ankara's complicated regional entanglements.


Trench Warfare in Turkey

In the country’s Kurdish southeast, a quiet war is raging between local residents and the state.


With Islamic State Routed From Kobani, Kurds Eye Mosul

A senior Kurdish official says the Islamic State's defeat in Kobani should smash its aura of invincibility.


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 26, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed El Dahshan reports on the bitter contradictions underlying Egypt's ...


With ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a New Sense of Purpose for Europe's Kurds

The Islamic State's assault in Syria and Iraq has given Europe's Kurdish diaspora a new sense of purpose.

Christian Caryl

It’s a Black Christmas for the Christians of the Middle East

As 2014 draws to a close, ancient communities of faith confront the destruction of their world.

The Cable

Baghdad’s Oil Deal With Kurdistan Quells Concerns of Iraqi Split

The Iraqi central government agreed to a long-term deal with the country’s autonomous Kurdish region to share the country’s oil riches on Tuesday, a positive ...

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