Is Syria About to Become Iran's Vietnam?
The Iranian government has invested much blood and gold in the effort to prop up the Assad regime, but the conflict could turn out to be a quagmire that the Islamic Republic finds difficult to extricate itself, and its proxies, from.
Report Says Iraq’s Shia Militias Laid Waste to Tikrit After Kicking Out the Islamic State
A new report from Human Rights Watch accuses the government-backed militias of looting, extrajudicial killings, and destroying hundreds of homes and shops.
Islamic State Releases New Footage Showing Scenes From Massacre of 1,700 Iraqi Troops
The militant group has released a 22-minute film that includes a mix of old and new footage of the carnage at the Camp Speicher military base in June 2014.
The Islamic State Is Here to Stay
Political realities, sectarian strife, military tactics — seemingly all signs indicate that despite the efforts of both regional and international coalitions, the Islamic State isn't going anywhere.
Sunni Sheikhs May Have Been Coerced Into Pledging Allegiance to the Islamic State
Doubts have been raised over oaths made by Sunni tribal leaders in Anbar, Iraq’s largest province. But either way it was a public relations coup for the Islamic State.
Selling Weapons: It's Good for Business (Excerpt from 'Rearming Iraq')
In this excerpt, VICE News speaks with representatives from arms manufacturers as well as a US military general overseeing foreign military sales about current business in the Middle East.