Shia militias must behave in a sensitive and empathetic way to the mostly Sunni civilians they liberate in Iraq.
In politics, as in war, success belongs to those who can seize the initiative.
The humanitarian crisis raises questions about the nature of politics and leadership in the Arab and Muslim world.
Retreat in Ramadi should trigger a review of coalition’s ISIL strategy.
The Jordanian government must shift its stance on ISIL from containment to confrontation.
Fear of being considered inadequate pushes western governments to amplify the potential threat of foreign fighters.
The threat posed to UK security by returning ‘jihadists’ is slimmer than official assessments sugges
The most powerful weapon against extremism is the knowledge that Islamic empires were not sustained by armies alone.
There is tragic irony when it comes to understanding the use of air power in quelling rebellions in Iraq.