The Turkish offensive in northern Syria may force European countries to finally decide what to do about its citizens who fought for the Islamic State.
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Using the Magnitsky Act to sanction corrupt power brokers and human rights abusers can open space for better U.S. partners.
The U.S. must grasp the magnitude of the crisis Iraq could face if a clash with Iran draws in Iran’s proxies.
The Islamic State staked a claim based on territorial governance. What is it without the caliphate?
The U.S. military is relying more and more on partner operations, but what happens when they end?
After months of negotiations to form a governing coalition, Iraq has a new prime minister and president. Now what?
U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, New Wave of Islamic State Attacks, Calls for Yemen Ceasefire Fail to Halt Fighting in Hodeidah
The Trump administration implements its second round of Iran sanctions, the Pentagon warns of Islamic State reconsolidation, and MBS escalates his war in Yemen.
Saudi Journalist Disappears at Consulate in Turkey, Iraq Forms a New Government, U.S. Withdraws from Treaties after Challenges at International Court
Police believe journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate, Iraq’s kingmakers break stalemate to vote on new prime minister and president, and the Trump administration tries to dodge complaints at the International Court of Justice.
Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with Germany
Kurdistan’s divisions run deep in its first election since its failed bid for secession, Iran’s missile strike sends a message to the United States, and last year’s German-Turkish feud colors Erdogan’s visit to Berlin.