The Islamic State

ISIS

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.”
Simona Foltyn
9.19.18
MILITARY

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.”
Alexa Liautaud
3.15.18
Syria

The U.S. military just shot down another Syrian drone

Alexa Liautaud
6.20.17
San Bernardino

Families of San Bernardino shooting victims say Facebook, Twitter, and Google are liable

Carter Sherman
5.4.17
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

We Asked a Foreign Policy Expert if Trump's Ideas Are As Crazy As Clinton Claims

She wants voters to accept her opponent's insanity as an article of faith.
VICE Staff
6.3.16
News

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.
Mike Pearl
5.24.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Terrorism?

If we all get super scared of the Islamic State, can we make it go away?
Mike Pearl
3.24.16
NORTH KOREA

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.
Keegan Hamilton
3.10.16
News

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?
Mike Pearl
2.23.16
politics

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.
Olivia Becker
12.15.15
News

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?
Mike Pearl
11.17.15
News

Actually, Charlotte Church Might Be Right About Syria and Climate Change

The British singer was treated like a lunatic for saying climate change may be partly to blame for the country's civil war. But she may have a point.
Mike Pearl
10.2.15
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