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Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.

Sophia Jones

Escaped Syrian Child Soldier: 'Don't Join ISIS'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

An escaped Islamic State child soldier in Sanliurfa, Turkey, shows the scar on his neck to a reporter on Jan. 27. He says a bullet grazed his neck d...

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Danny Postel | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Danny Postel

Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.

How Kurdish Fighters Are Defending Kobani From Islamic State

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

KOBANI, Syria (AP) — The men and women of Kobani call one another "heval" — Kurdish for 'comrade' — and fight with revolutionary conviction, vow...

The Pause That Refreshes: With the World on the Brink of Chaos, Obama Counts to 10

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

If history ever remembers Barack Obama for anything more than being the first man of color to become U.S. President, it may be for the simple fact that, unlike many of the presidents before him, he knew when to pause.

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

These Boots Will Soon Be Fightin'

Spencer Green | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

These boots will soon be fightin' Just say it, don't pretend That pretty soon all these boots Won't be 'a hittin' ground again

Top U.S. General Says Training Syrian Rebels Could Take 12 Months

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

PARIS (AP) — Moderate Syrian rebels, once made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq ...

ISIS: Illusions Versus Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Regardless of the soundness of the president's strategy, to ensure greater success in defeating ISIS, three distinct interlinked aspects must be factored in. Acting accordingly will permanently degrade ISIS and prevent it from rising again to pose a serious threat to our allies in the Middle East and Western security in the future.

Obama Praises House Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syria...

To Avoid Escalating the War, Don't Arm Syrian 'Moderates'

William Hartung | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

Whether or not President Obama intends to send ground troops into combat in Iraq, there is a real danger that the dynamics of the conflict will lead to that result. The time to head off a wider war is now.

REPORT: Syrian Rebels Sign Truce With ISIS

GlobalPost | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

yrian Observatory for Human Rights Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb...

What Obama Should Have Said: Alternatives to Another War

Stephen Miles | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Stephen Miles

Instead of going back to war in the Middle East, President Obama should announce alternative, and more effective ways to degrade ISIS. Here are a few suggestions.

The Media and John McCain: How Someone Always Wrong Is Always on TV

Jon Soltz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Media
Jon Soltz

The number of times that Sen. McCain hasn't just been wrong, but deadly wrong, on matters of our security is nearly impossible to count. Maybe the DC fishbowl has convinced itself that McCain has been prescient. Well, I'm here to give them a quick education, because many of us who have served in the these conflicts are less convinced.

Kurds Must Meet on Common Grounds to Prevail.

Delovan Barwari | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

Whether the KRG declares independence or remains part of Iraq, the survival and success of the political experiment in Rojava as a secure and prosperous neighbor directly affects the security and economic development of KRG, and vice versa.

Heavy Clashes Between Hezbollah And Syrian Rebels Leave Many Dead

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A Sunni extremist group in Syria took over opposition-held areas of a provincial capital near the border with Iraq on Monday after exp...

ISIS: The Spoils of the 'Great Loot' in the Middle East

Conn Hallinan | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

As Iraq tumbles into a yet another civil war, it is important to remember how all this came about, and why adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the "Great Loot" set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

Obama Seeking $500 Million To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Ob...

REPORT: Syrian Rebels Sending Child Soldiers Into Battle

Reuters | Sylvia Westall | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

BEIRUT, June 23 (Reuters) - Militant Islamist groups in Syria are recruiting children as young as 15 and sending them into battle after promising th...

Partition: The Only Viable Solution for the Turmoil in Iraq and Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The United States and the other international powers should look beyond short-term strategies for reducing violence and combating terrorism, as the failure in their quest stems from disregarding the underlying issues.

U.S. May Decide To Train Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely t...

Obama Administration Nears Decision On Training Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would signif...

The Importance of Vision

James Zogby | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Looking 100 years down the road, I can see an Arab boy from Amman marrying an Israeli girl from Tel Aviv and taking a job and settling down in the suburbs of Damascus. What I mean is that I envision a region at peace with itself.

Syrian Rebels Begin Homs Evacuation

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Carrying their rifles and small bags of belongings, hundreds of exhausted Syrian rebels withdrew Wednesday from their last remaining s...

Obama May Allow Air Defense Help For Syria Rebels

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Obama administration is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official ...