As the battle for Mosul reaches its final stages, what we are witnessing is ISIL’s transformation, not its demise.
Alia Brahimi is a specialist in terrorism and political trends in the Middle East and North Africa.
Through distraction, rival elimination and fears of the Sunni population, ISIL seizes opportunities of Aleppo’s war.
The narrative of sovereignty by the Syrian government is based on a number of myths.
The group’s current battlefield losses will not automatically translate into meaningful victories for the coalition.
To bring meaningful progress against ISIL, the ‘spring offensive’ must serve a broader political strategy.
A destructive mindset among Israelis justifies violence against Palestinians.
Responding only to the use of chemical weapons ignores the fundamental dynamics behind the violence.
Closing Guantanamo will not only free 166 souls, but liberate the US from the strains of moral hypocrisy, writes author.
The Iraq invasion cannot be reasonably described as a case of “humanitarian intervention”, argues Brahimi.
Both the United States and Russia have laid out their political stakes when it comes to negotiating with Assad.