New Year, Old Problems
Where Will Russia Pick a Fight in 2018?
Syrian Rebels Held Me Hostage and Then Stomped on My Soul
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie covered war zones for more than a decade before he was held hostage by Syrian rebels, an experience that taught him new lessons about survival.
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Putin’s Pulling Together a Pro-Assad Alliance. And the U.S.?
Now that the so-called Islamic State has been defeated on the ground, Russia wants to shape the future of Syria and the region. Trump seems to be OK with that.
As Trump Talks, Iran Advances Throughout Middle East
Now that the so-called Islamic State has lost virtually all the territory it once occupied in Syria and Iraq, it's Iran's proxies, not America's, that are moving in.
7 Myths That Are Helping ISIS Rise From the Grave
Many of the things we thought we knew about beating violent extremists are actually allowing them to thrive.
Iran’s Running Circles Around Trump
Almost daily, Iran outmaneuvers the United States on the ground in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. McMaster says reporting more about its dark side could change that. It won’t.
In the Rubble of Raqqa, Victory Over ISIS
Who will rule in Raqqa now that U.S.-backed forces have purged the so-called Islamic State from its erstwhile capital? That remains an open question.
‘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.