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ISIS news and analysis from The Nation
May 14, 2021
Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front
The imprisonment of Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen and the prospect of humane redistribution of wealth show California both failing and aspiring to its political promise.
May 13, 2021
Time for Mutiny Over Turkey’s Bounties on Kurdish Leaders
Why is the Biden administration blindly following Donald Trump’s policy of propping up Turkey’s authoritarian president?
January 21, 2020
The Long-Term Consequences of Trump’s Middle East Blundering
His obsession with Iran and the assassination of Suleimani have strengthened Iran’s power in Iraq and damaged the anti-ISIS coalition.
January 7, 2020
Trump’s Assassination of Iran’s Suleimani Was a Colossal Strategic Blunder
In one blow, Washington has strengthened Iran’s hard-liners, revived its nuke program, drawn Iraq closer to Tehran, stymied popular regional uprisings, and endangered Americans around the world.
October 8, 2019
Trump’s Syria Pullout Will Destroy the Middle East’s Only Woman-Led Democracy
Betraying Kurdish forces will threaten a thriving model of governance and empower ISIS all over again.
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October 3, 2019
Will Some Republicans Abandon Trump and Vote to Impeach?
Joan Walsh on Trump, Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan, and Azadeh Moaveni on women in ISIS.
Start Making Sense
August 6, 2019
Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Keep Climbing During the ICC’s Summer Break
The court at The Hague has a chance to investigate crimes against humanity in the US’s longest-running war—but so far, it refuses.
Mohammed Harun Arsalai
Mohsin Khan Momand
March 21, 2019
Trump Wants to Take Away Your Citizenship
The current administration is bent on making it easier to denaturalize American citizens.
Karen J. Greenberg
January 30, 2019
Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe—but a Minerals Rush Is Already Underway
And that rush is a direct result of Trump’s pressure on the Afghan government to open up the country to foreign corporations.
January 17, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard’s Deceptive Foreign Policy
The Hawaii congresswoman’s anti-interventionism masks an affinity for authoritarians, nationalists, and Islamophobes.