Iran’s Running Circles Around Trump
THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY ENEMY
A New Iraq Civil War May Be Just Beginning
The U.S. has armed and trained the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Iraqi government troops who are now pitted against each other. What side is the Trump administration on? Does it know?
‘MAKE HIM YOUR TEACHER’
Piety and Porn: The Laptop Secrets of an ISIS Wife
The Belgian bride of an ISIS fighter thought no one would see the intimate history of her life in the besieged Syrian capital of the so-called Islamic State.
Marine Veteran Stole a Truck and Started Saving Lives
Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes.
NOT SO FAST
Is ‘The Lost City of Alexander the Great’ Actually His?
This new discovery also brims with historical potential—but none of the evidence released so far proves that Alexander the Great founded the city.
New Brexit Leader Is Ex-Intel Official with a Russian Wife
Henry Bolton’s spooky background includes stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also “set up an intelligence structure for a foreign government.”
Despite Victories Over ISIS, Iraq May Disintegrate
Two veteran American diplomats with long experience in the Middle East—and in Yugoslavia's bloody wars after it came apart—have very different views of the Kurdish referendum.
KURDS HAVE THEIR WAY
The Frantic Fight to Stop Kurdish Independence
On Sunday, Kurds in Iraq are expected to vote overwhelmingly for independence. This as the war to crush the so-called Islamic State is almost won. Can anything hold Iraq together?