"For the moment, ISIS is ascendant.
In just four weeks, as the press never tires of pointing out, Americans will elect “a new commander-in-chief.” But no one claims that we will elect a president able to govern, even if she or he commands our uniquely powerful military establishment. There is almost no rea
Michael Gunter, a veteran of Kurdish studies, in The Kurds: A Modern History, revisits their continuing struggle for recognition and statehood.
The publication of a long-awaited UK report on the Iraq War — the Chilcot Inquiry — has brought many observers back to the debates surrounding the original arguments for and against invasion.