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America’s goal to democratize Afghanistan started haphazardly, no doubt buffeted by the chaos of the days immediately following 9/11. However, what began as a relative afterthought soon became the perceived cure-all for Islamic extremism—bring democracy to the Middle East and watch the underlying causes of terrorism erode away. 1,202 more words


Iraq Announces Launch Of Operation To Drive ISIS Out Of Western Anbar Province

BAGHDAD (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month. 695 more words


Americans Joining ISIS, and How We Stop Them From Controlling Iraq

The citizens of several different Iraqi cities are fleeing for their lives as ISIS takes over more and more land in Iraq. A lot of the positives from the Iraq Wars have been lost in the process, and it seems that everyday the United States role in stopping ISIS becomes more complicated. 64 more words

Steve Cochran

Civilian Nonviolent Resistance to ISIS

By Oliver Kaplan for Denver Dialogues

I recently provided an interview to the Centre for Applied Intelligence elaborating on my argument about how civilians can sometimes nonviolently  749 more words


War with Isis: Wounded Kurdish forces count the cost of battling militants in Syria

A squad of Syrian Kurdish fighters was ambushed as it advanced through a grove on the outskirts of a village held by Islamic State (IS) fighters near al-Hasakah in the Kurdish enclave in north-east Syria. 56 more words

Middle East

Mad Max, ISIS, and the Psychological Aspects of War

I saw Mad Max over Memorial Day weekend. The reviews do it justice, and it was a fun movie. The whole film is an ode to our baser desires; adrenaline, rock and roll, and killing. 576 more words


Ministry of Defence: We are optimistic about the Popular Mobilization's support for our armed forces and joining in the fight to liberate Anbar province

By Al-Furat TV, published 25 May 2015.

Nusayr Nuri, the media director for the Iraq Ministry of Defence, said that they are “optimistic about the support of the Popular Mobilization for our armed forces, and their participation in the battles to free Anbar province from the pollution of the terrorist ISIS gangs.” 293 more words