Politicians and generals may think they can control the monsters they’ve spawned. But unlike Al Qaeda, which needed a patron in the form of the Taliban, ISIL is building its own state in a region of utmost importance to Empire
The geopolitics of Iraq has definitely changed after the US occupation in 2003
For the first time in nearly 2000 years, there are virtually no Christians in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq
How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world?
The truth about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Why Counter-Terrorism fails when the Problem is Political
How America’s Policies Sealed Iraq’s Fate
How far back do we look to understand the breakup of Iraq and the declaration by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in June 29, 2014 of a caliphate?
Richard Perle’s statements in an interview were yet another testament to the intellectual degeneration of a group that had once promised a ‘new Middle East’, only to destabilize the region with violent consequences that continue to reverberate until this day
Iraq now has a political crisis and a military crisis, neither of which is likely to be resolved soon