Erdoğan is attempting to cement his political legitimacy among Syrian Sunnis by portraying himself as their savior.
The existing ISIS franchise groups are dangerous, already proving themselves a lethal and destabilizing force in the areas they operate. But where might the next Islamic State franchise group emerge?
Iran has spent billions of dollars in its quest to be a regional hegemon, but its main achievement has been to spark instability across a wide swath of the Middle East.
America needs to take a stand against the export of Iranian-backed figthers to warzones throughout the region.
Hezbollah has suffered serious casualties in Syria, but also feels emboldened by its battlefield successes and may seek to flex its muscles globally.
The first line of defense against a terrorist attack is oftentimes a vigilant and aware population.
Eradicating the Islamic State's dominant presence in the Middle East will merely push the caliphate further into the dark corners of the cyber world.
Today’s terrorist networks will multiply far beyond the current wars in Iraq and Syria.
Mission creep has helped Hezbollah succeed where the U.S. has not.
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