Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Today’s gloomy reading of the Arab spring tends to overlook a fundamental factor, which not only explains the regrettable turn of the recent revolutionary upheavals, but also holds the key to resuscit

Today, the Middle East is experiencing the collapse of the notion that Arab states can accommodate religiously diverse societies. This is not a problem that a foreign power can resolve.

Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East. Understanding each is essential to craft an effective strategy in the region.

Maliki

Nouri al-Maliki’s fitful departure from Iraq’s premiership recalled many other cliffhanger exits by unpopular political leaders.

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