June 18, 2014

The Conundrum of a Unified Iraq and Syria

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

What to do with the Mideast's problem twins?

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TAGGED: Iraq, Syria


June 13, 2014
Cut the Fuel to ISIS' Fire
The Daily Star
ISIS now enjoys a strong presence in parts of two countries, taking advantage of a porous border and benefiting from a variety of factors. Officials inside and outside the region must face up to the fact that wheeling out the... more ››
As the Muslim militant group ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria, its chances of establishing a strict Islamic theocracy will be weakened by its inherent flaws. more ››
June 12, 2014
The West Must Align with Iran to Stop Jihadists
Peter Oborne, Telegraph
With Egypt facing grave problems, Iran has emerged as the most stable and powerful country in the Middle East. Again and again since the 9/11 attack on the twin towers in 2001, the Iranians have offered cooperation against... more ››
June 15, 2014
Obama, Don't Get Sucked into Iraq War III
Aaron David Miller, CNN
Airstrikes, even if they worked to check ISIS, would have to be used repeatedly over time. And more training for the Iraqi military -- most likely with advisers on the ground to instruct in the use of sophisticated military... more ››
June 15, 2014
Are Attacks on America Coming?
David Ignatius, Washington Post
As al-Qaeda splits and morphs into different affiliates and offshoots, U.S. counterterrorism officials worry about what one calls a "potential competitive dynamic" in which different factions -- including the Islamic State of... more ››