Islamic State in Iraq: Confronting the Threat

by Emile Nakhleh The Islamic State’s territorial expansion and barbaric executions in Iraq and Syria are a gathering threat and must be confronted. American air bombardment, however, is the wrong course of action, and will not necessarily weaken ISIS or… Continue Reading

Obama Receives Qualified Backing for Iraq Strikes

by Jim Lobe President Obama’s authorization of limited military action in northern Iraq, announced in a national television address late Thursday night, has so far received support — even highly qualified in some cases — from across the mainstream political spectrum.… Continue Reading