May 28, 2016

100 years of hubris in Middle East

The infamous Sykes-Picot agreement is a convenient scapegoat for the instability that reigns in the Middle East, but responsibility for the region's tragedy is more diffuse.

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

May 25, 2016

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Raqqa province and Iraqi forces advanced in Fallujah on Tuesday, piling pressure on the jihadis in two strongholds. The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against IS ...