The proposed U.S.-Russian bargain could be our last chance.
The West and its allies aren't paying enough attention to Salafi jihadism.
No security measure can conclusively safeguard France so long as Salafism, in all its ideological stripes, is left unchecked.
"Putin has been extremely concerned about the expansion of radical Salafism and Wahhabism into Russian heartland, potentially affecting the ideology of the growing number of Russian Muslims."
"It is high time for the administration to face up to Saudi Arabia’s embrace of the fundamentalist Wahhabi-Salafi creed..."
Syria's regime is now an Iranian proxy, while Saudi Arabia and Turkey support some questionable opposition groups.
"If the Islamic State’s history is any indication, then one should be concerned about it deepening political polarization and sectarianism in both Lebanon and Jordan..."
Iran's role in Syria is part of a broader campaign to rebuild the broken regional order on its own terms.
Sectarian tensions have made the conflict transnational.
Far from destroying the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah-Hamas axis, the Arab Spring may be giving it a place on the world stage.
How this key city became a strategic focal point for Assad, the Syrian rebels and the Turks.
One radical element of the anti-Assad coalition is willing to gain power at any price.
Saturday's meeting in Geneva won't overcome Syria's internal divisions. Meanwhile, the world watches the end of the beginning of a civil war.
Cold War politics are far from over in the Middle East.
Washington's tough talk fell upon deaf ears. Damascus is not afraid of taking on the White House (again).
Damascus for Dummies.
An ongoing debate over the role of political Islam and its violent ramifications is raging across the Muslim world, especially in the Arab world.
The connection between terrorism and the invasion of Iraq has increasingly blurred over the past few months.
"In order to have a future, and lay the foundations of justice for the future, the people of Iraq must come to terms with the atrocities perpetrated in their name during three decades of Ba'thist rule.
In his presidential inaugural speech before the Syrian parliament, Bashar Al-Assad focused on repairing his country's ailing economy, modernizing the bureaucracy and enhancing democracy.
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