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Iran protests point to turmoil in the future

Iran protests point to turmoil in the future

Even among hardliners in Iran, there seems to be an acknowledgment of one fact after widespread protests, violence and a security force crackdown following a spike in government-set gasoline prices: This will not be the last time demonstrators come out on the street. As Iran struggles...

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I talked to everybody I could in Syria, controversial or otherwise. That's how you find out the truth

I talked to everybody I could in Syria, controversial or otherwise. That's how you find out the truth

I’ve spent months these past eight years in Syria’s amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives – the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime. The bodies buried deep within these heaps of...

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These Young Kurdish Americans Are Fighting Trump’s Syria Policy

These Young Kurdish Americans Are Fighting Trump’s Syria Policy

On a Sunday night in early October, 24-year-old Sherin Zadah was working on her graduate school application at her San Diego home when her father, who had been watching the nightly news, called out: “Oh, my God, what is Trump doing?” The White House had just announced a pullout of U.S....

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Trump's Syria retreat is giving ISIS 'time and space' to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

Trump's Syria retreat is giving ISIS 'time and space' to strike the West, blistering Pentagon report says

A Pentagon Inspector General report says President Donald Trump's decision to retreat from northeastern Syria and allow a Turkish incursion there gives ISIS the ability to rebuild and plan attacks on the West. Prior to the Turkish incursion in early October, a Pentagon report indicated that...

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