The late Al Qaeda in Iraq leader's dream of a brutal, fast-spreading sectarian war is coming true.
Staying hurt. Leaving too quickly did, too.
An unreformed advocate of regime change.
A Levant torn asunder.
2014 is a crucial year as Iraq's citizens lose faith in their government's ability to protect them.
A state that's looking more and more like a geopolitical fiction.
Growing Kurdish autonomy in Syria could shake up the region—and Washington is on its heels.
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