It is disingenuous to claim that ISIS is not “Islamic,” in part because there is no “true” and “false” Islam objectively accessible to human beings.
The killing of 31 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula has raised the specter of an all-out war between Cairo and Islamic militants.
Several militants associated with the Kurdistan’s Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked a power plant in Turkey, yet another in a series of mutual escalations threatening to shatter the peace talks between the PKK and Turkey’s ruling AK party.
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of spending quality time exchanging ideas with President Carter and his wife Rosalynn at the Carter Center in Atlanta as well as at Illinois College, Jacksonville, where he came at my invitation to initiate “Pathways to Peace,” a proposal designed to fi
News coming out of Yemen continues to point to a breakdown of state institutions and worsening sectarian competition. Since the 2011 revolution that brought down the Ali Abdullah Saleh regime, various sectarian and tribal groups have been jockeying for power.
A number of countries came together last Sunday to pledge funding for yet another round of reconstruction for the Gaza Strip. The amount raised which equaled USD 5.4 billion, exceeded the initial request by the Palestinian government.
Incoming Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced that his government will recognize Palestine as a state. In doing so, Sweden would join more than 100 other countries that have already done so.
The mayhem and anarchy currently dominating the political scene in the Fertile Crescent is often attributed to the horrible crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to the growth both of Islamist radicalism and Sunni-Shia sectarianism.
The official U.S. intervention in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) is now almost two weeks old.