Slowly and circumspectly, after weeks of hesitation over how to react to the ‘Islamic State’ phenomenon, European governments are now setting off down the wrong path
The rise of the Islamic State has helped the Sisi regime justify its security-orientated policies to both a domestic and international audience
Both Assad and his rebel opponents hope to leverage the US fight against the Islamic State to help them win the civil war.
It is worth asking if European governments could have been better prepared for the Iraqi horror show
Why Lebanon has a unique trajectory in its response to the threat of IS
While the crisis in Iraq deepens, Europe has been slow to react – reluctant to be drawn into another quagmire in the region.
A fundamental ingredient is still missing in shaping a coherent – though challenging – strategy for targeting IS in Iraq
Europe's inaction on the Islamic State could have tragic consequences, for the Middle East and for Europe itself.
With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resisting calls to step down, US military strikes risk having little effect in combatting the Islamic State (IS)
The jihadists have developed a comprehensive war economy that is fundamental to their strategy.