What Al-Baghdadi’s Death Means For Trump And The Future Of ISIS

By Giorgio Cafiero In northwestern Syria, a few miles south of the Turkish border, lies the impoverished village of Barisha. The majority of the village’s 7,000 inhabitants are displaced Syrians from elsewhere in the country who came to Barisha mainly… Continue Reading  

The Islamic State’s Ideology is Grounded in Saudi Education

by Emile Nakhleh According to an article published Oct. 21 on Al-Monitor, the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has issued new regulations for the school systems under its control in Iraq and Syria. The announced purpose of the so-called guidelines,… Continue Reading  

Maliki Struggles to Hang On While Iraq Seethes

by Wayne White Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi’s declaration of a caliphate could be too much for quite a few of his Sunni Arab Iraqi allies to swallow. Yet, capitalizing on this surprising IS move will be exceedingly… Continue Reading