The Islamic State


Taken by ISIS: One American Father’s Harrowing Journey to Get His Kids Back from the Caliphate

Yousuf and Zahra were trapped somewhere in Syria. We went there to find them.


Iraq's rushed judgement of ISIS members is tearing the country apart

“Some officials are acting based on sectarian motives, and not according to the laws of the state.”


White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

“It is important to remember that terrorism is a tactic, and we’ve been devising a strategy to counteract a tactic, while failing to address many of the reasons why the tactic is used in the first place.”


An Expert Explains Why Iraq's Battle Against ISIS for Fallujah Is So Important

The end of a brutal siege could be a badly needed victory for the Iraqi army—or an opportunity for ISIS to score more propaganda points.


How Scared Should I Be of Terrorism?

If we all get super scared of the Islamic State, can we make it go away?


North Korea Is 'One Pandemic Away From Collapse' Says Former US Nuclear Negotiator

Victor Cha, a US representative in the Six Party Talks, discusses North Korea's nuclear threat, Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing, and what could end the Kim regime.


We Asked an Expert What the 'Ceasefire' Between the US and Russia in Syria Really Means

Does this agreement between the US and Russia mean that the conditions on the ground will change, or that we're any closer to actual peace?


National Security, Muslim Immigration, and Islamic State: What to Watch for in Tonight's Republican Debate

Tonight is the first GOP primary debate since the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino mass shooting, and the ensuing controversy over Muslim immigration.


What Would It Take to Destroy the Islamic State?

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Western military powers appear likely to escalate their anti-Islamic State strategies. But what are their options?