The New York Times is reporting that the Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials made intelligence assessments seem optimistic.
UNESCO is calling ISIS’s reported destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin a war crime.
The Islamic State’s slaying of Khaled Asaad, 82, who refused to say where some artifacts were kept, is as much about economics as ideology.
An attack on an American-funded military group epitomizes the Obama administration’s logistical and strategic failures in the war-torn country.
Turkey’s decision to attack ISIS and the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal both greatly benefit Bashar al-Assad.
The country’s political dysfunction has undermined all efforts to build an effective fighting force.
International attention on its invaluable antiquities, now at risk with the Syrian city overrun by ISIS, may do more harm than good.
In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.
The Islamic State takeover of a major Sunni city in Iraq was followed by reports that Shiite militias were gathering to take it back.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.