If the anti-Isis forces ultimately succeed in recapturing Mosul it will be the fifth time the city has changed hands in the course of 13 years of war.
The entire ISIS caliphate could be directed against the Assad government and its allies -- a scenario which might cause some satisfaction in Washington.
The Turks don’t want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds.
At issue for all involved is not only breaking Isis's control of territory, but determining who will rule there in place of Isis.
Muslims are a sixth of humankind and hail from all sorts of backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages. There are 40 million Chinese Muslims. There are 23 million Russian ones. Ethiopian Muslims and Senegalese Muslims have little in common despite being African, and neither has much in common with Bangladeshi Muslims. To...
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If the U.S. government were actually serious about trying to change how it is perceived around the world, it would change its behavior around the world.