Behind The News
June 22, 2014
As the international community commemorates World Refugee Day, one refugee tells his complicated story.
June 21, 2014
Is the Middle East facing an unprecedented stability threat?
June 19, 2014
As the world watches the escalating violence in Iraq and the growth of the jihadist ISIS, it is important to recognize that the rise of such extremism is part of a regional trend that has been growing rapidly over the past two decades in particular.
June 17, 2014
Now one of the biggest jihadi threats, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaeda inspired group, is proving to be startling efficient at taking over large swathes of territory in the Middle East.
June 15, 2014
The corrupt nature of the Iraqi army and the revenge politics of Maliki's administration enabled the ISIL's takeover.
June 13, 2014
The Shia dominated government of Iraq looks like it's on its last legs. If ISIS overrun Baghdad, it's game over.
June 12, 2014
The recent takeover of Mosul by ISIL raises many questions about Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the future of Iraq.
June 11, 2014
Little is known about the terrifying leader of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
June 9, 2014
With the help of Israeli organization Breaking the Silence, Israeli soldiers give shocking testimonies about their roles in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
June 6, 2014
The silence in Syria's Homs is deadly, quite literally. Even as rebels evacuated the city, Robert Fisk argues, peace has yet to come to the besieged city.
June 5, 2014
Life is hard enough in Gaza, but for the terminally ill, it doesn't get easier when the Rafah crossing won't open for Palestinian's requiring life saving treatments in Egypt.
June 2, 2014
How America's first suicide bomber in Syria raises concerns for a second 9/11.
May 30, 2014
While news cameras are focused on the chaos in the Middle East, Iran is quietly becoming more influential in the region. On closer inspection however, it is not just the Sunni v Shia debate.
May 28, 2014
According to a recent report, Jewish settler violence is increasingly targeting Christians in Israel.
May 27, 2014
Since Egypt's military took over in 2013, numerous journalists have been arrested and killed.