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.
The Iraqi government may have no good options open when it comes to retaking Ramadi.
Iraq’s Sunni tribes and Shia militias are trying to put aside their history of bloodletting and find ways to support each other in the fight against the Islamic State.
Several high-ranking members of the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban recently switched ranks and pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
If you thought Syria’s war was already a mess, here’s a development that’s not going to make it any less ugly.