The civil war, complicated by the occupation of key areas by the Islamic State and other extremist groups, has further destabilized the Middle East and spread outward, along with millions of refugees, around the globe.
Trump said he disagreed with his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who said last week that he would support U.S. military action against Syrian targets to protect civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo.
Europe is in the midst of a refugee crisis. Thousands of people are fleeing the Syrian civil war, now in its fifth year, as well as Islamic State militants in parts of the Middle East, conflict in Sudan, and oppression in Eritrea ("...
This week we begin a new series on the Islamic State and its impact on the contemporary Middle East. The series is drawn from an upcoming book: Islamic State: Its History, Evolution and Challenge. This essay is the first of a four p...
Hillary Clinton said in an interview that aired Monday that the dearth of Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime and the Islamic State extremists in the Syrian civil war amounts to a U.S. policy failure.
Whoever wins the White House, he or she will inherit the war in Syria, one of the most complex and brutal crises in the world. But neither Hillary Clinton nor … Click to Continue »