While the Saudi-Iranian oil rivalry is ostensibly the business of these two countries, it has always had an international dimension, overshadowed by the US.
Killing al-Baghdadi has not quashed the Islamic State’s version of the caliphate.
The Trump administration’s action will have political and practical implications, but it is unclear exactly how severe they will be.
Since US troops left their region, roughly 180,000 Kurds of northeastern Syria have been displaced, and over 200 have been killed.
People across the world are demonstrating their discontent in increasingly creative and disruptive ways.
Despite these daunting challenges, governments have the capability and responsibility to increase national readiness for extreme events.
Already, several proposals are taking shape in the House and Senate that would impose financial sanctions on Turkish officials, restrict weapons sales to Turkey and otherwise punish Turkey for its…
That killing of Osama Bin Laden was widely credited with sealing President Barack Obama’s reelection the following year.
The 1.5 million Lebanese Sunnis, Shias and Christians who have for weeks been walking side by side, holding hands and raging against the system are not merely protesting.
The US defence community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world’s military power balance.
The list of countries whose citizens are banned from entering the United States include Muslim-majority countries Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, as well as North Korea and Venezuela.
By the time Baghdadi took over, a rift had grown between the wider Al-Qaeda group and Islamic State.
The tempo of IS attacks has shifted from Iraq to Syria with the previously hidden insurgency reemerging.
The problems for Iraq are deep-rooted and institutional, and if not addressed may yet escalate into a full scale revolution.
One US concern is that Turkey could perceive the move as a push away from NATO. That could lead to Turkey seeking closer ties with Russia.