One hopes we are rapidly approaching the day when the United States and its allies stop using toxic and highly indiscriminate munitions.
We can be cautiously optimistic that there is a resolution to this three decade old conflict within reach.
It seems clear that the Obama administration wants to be authorized in advance to target Islamic States and its affiliates.
The Al Jazeera journalists were mere pawns in this wrangle between states.
As Henry Kissinger once blithely remarked, “it’s a pity they can’t both lose.”
Video violence gives us the impression that the world is becoming more savage. But is that really the case?
Egypt’s President Sisi is an autocrat who appears to perceive himself as a forward-thinking revolutionary leader of the Egyptian nation.
Like it or not, the so-called Islamic State matters.
Disgusting, despicable, depraved–we have plenty of words in our vocabulary to condemn the perpetrators of such a man-made atrocity.
What we’re seeing with Islamic State is a violent reactionary response to the emancipation of large swaths of Iraq’s population.