Behind The News
July 3, 2014
When analyzing the impact of the ISIS declaration of the caliphate, one must consider the circumstances surrounding the announcement, says one expert.
June 30, 2014
There hasn't been an Islamic caliphate since the Ottoman Empire. Radical militant group ISIS announced the "restoration of the caliphate", but what does this mean?
June 29, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are fanning the flames of deeply rooted sectarian tensions that have existed in Iraq for years.
June 26, 2014
The constant juggle between ISIS and Iraqi forces for the Baiji oil refinery has been confusing as it remains unclear who has full control. But, there is more to it.
June 25, 2014
With Kurdish forces successfully fending off ISIL militants and establishing their own boundaries, the time is ripe for the Kurdish people to establish an independent state.
June 24, 2014
Suicide bombs are not enough of a reason to scare away the tourists of Lebanon. As embassies warn against traveling to the country, some tourists say it's just an exaggeration.
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.