Landon Shroder

Islamic State

Iraqi Tribal Chief Says the Islamic State Executed 70 Members of His Clan

The leader of a tribe in Iraq's restive Anbar province announced the mass execution as car bombs killed 56 people across the country on Monday.
Landon Shroder
10.6.15
middle east

Why the Hell Did Russia Intervene in Syria?

Russia's reasons for military intervention in Syria are less than clear but probably involve geopolitics as much as fighting terrorism.
Landon Shroder
9.28.15
war and conflict

10 Rockets Reportedly Fired Near Baghdad International Airport

Initial reports indicate the rockets might have targeted Camp Victory, a former US military installation near the airport.
Landon Shroder
9.21.15
middle east

Iraq Is Now Fighting a Cholera Outbreak in Addition to the Islamic State

At least four people have died already, and the Islamic State controls the areas around a dam that supplies fresh water to some of the hardest hit places.
Landon Shroder
9.21.15
middle east

What if the Islamic State Won?

The longer the group survives against the international coalition that has formed against it, the more credibility they can build as a movement, and the greater their ability to attract foreign fighters, radical ideologues, and local auxiliaries.
Landon Shroder
9.16.15
war and conflict

Has One Year of Bombing the Islamic State Made a Difference?

This month marks one year since a US-led coalition began bombing the Islamic State. The air strikes certainly haven't destroyed the group, but they have changed the terms of the conflict.
Landon Shroder
8.21.15
middle east

Iraq’s Prime Minister Is Trying to Fight Corruption by Rebooting the Government

With a sweeping political reform package, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidr al-Abadi is aiming to dismantle the government put in place following the US invasion in 2003.
Landon Shroder
8.11.15
defense & security

Saudi Arabia Has a Big Islamic State Problem

Saudi Arabia's problems with the Islamic State are complex, deep rooted, and will be hard to solve.
Landon Shroder
7.31.15
ISIS

Iraq Just Closed Its Border With Jordan to Battle the Islamic State

The Iraqi move to close border with Jordan to commercial trucking, a part economics and part military effort, is directed against Islamic State militants.
Landon Shroder
7.16.15
middle east

The Islamic State's Propaganda War: Advertisers and Marketers Weigh in on the World's Angriest Ad Campaign

Advertising execs break down the Islamic State's sophisticated marketing campaign and propaganda war against the West.
Landon Shroder
7.14.15
middle east

Massive Oil Fields Are Iraq’s Biggest Asset — And a Huge Liability — in the Fight Against the Islamic State

Almost 90 percent of the Iraqi government’s revenue comes from oil exports, but there are almost no security forces left to protect the "super fields" in Basra.
Landon Shroder
6.25.15
ISIS

Loss of Ramadi Put Iraqi Government on the Ropes and the Islamic State on a Roll

The Iraqi government may have no good options open when it comes to retaking Ramadi.
Landon Shroder
6.5.15
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