December 4, 2014
Recent beheadings of foreigners held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have prompted several major media outlets...
blog
October 27, 2014
This past week, Al Jazeera America published a piece by Musa al-Gharbi in which the author argues that Mexico’s drug gangs, who have...
Reportage
October 13, 2014
For nearly a month, fighters from the mainly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have kept Islamic State (IS) forces at bay outside...
blog
October 2, 2014
The well-known US security expert, Brian Jenkins, famously declared in 1974, that “ terrorism is theatre ”. And over the last few weeks,...
Reportage
September 19, 2014
Editor's Preface My first conversations with Louise Shelley, a professor at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and the...
Opinion
August 24, 2014
One has to hand it to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Since the outbreak of what was initially a popular revolt against his regime in...
Opinion
August 18, 2014
On August 7, the United States re-engaged in Iraq. The sudden air strikes make one thing clear: that the US has no idea what to do about...
Opinion
May 4, 2015
I visited the Bardo Museum in Tunis as a child, dragged by well-meaning adults, returning later as an interested art student. But never did...
Reportage
February 18, 2015
It was the more than one hundred bodies of young men found in the Queiq river nearby in early 2013 that induced former rebel commander Abu...