Meanwhile, in Syria…
What’s been happening in Syria since the “cessation of hostilities” began to take effect about ten days ago? Both less and more than meets the eye of the casual observer.
Middle East Aflame Turkey Threatens To Invade Syria
Turkey could wind up attacking targets inside Syria—not primarily to counteract ISIS, but to prevent the emergence of a Kurdish state.
Middle East Aflame Putting a Brave Face on ISIS Advances
A meeting of stakeholders of the anti-ISIS coalition met in Paris and concluded that everything’s going swimmingly. What kind of victories will ISIS need to score for a change in strategy?
Middle East Aflame Assad Broadens The Sectarian War
Thousands of Pakistani and Afghan mercenaries are flooding into Syria, financed by Iran, which is doubling down on its commitment to keep Assad in power.
An Iraqi exile eavesdrops on life in her old hometown of Mosul.
Middle East Aflame The Price of America’s Abdication
As Sunnis and Shiites massacred each other in two prominent American-allied nations, the cost of our lack of leadership grows.