The editors of Global Comment share what they’re reading this week, from commentary on the Rio Olympics to an interview with Geert Wilders.
Both governments underestimate ISIS to their peril.
Why would ISIS provoke a war it should know that it will lose?
It’s worth noting that the entrance of the term, and indeed concept, of ‘humanitarian intervention’ into the general lexicon was a mere quarter-century ago. In the aftermath of the 1991 Persian Gulf War between an American-led coalition and Iraq under Saddam Hussein the latter ruthlessly crushed widespread uprisings against his rule carried out by Shia …
The longer Islamic State endures, the harder it will be to reestablish and the old Iraq-Syria border.
Kurds are fighting for equality and autonomy in Turkey, Iran and Iraq.
ISIS, unfortunately, is not going away any time soon.
What we’re seeing with Islamic State is a violent reactionary response to the emancipation of large swaths of Iraq’s population.
This video gives us ghosts of what we do to soldiers. And what we make them do.
The most sinister helicopters this side of “Apocalypse Now” scream overhead.