Trump’s image on the domestic political scene was severely shaken, and some kind of event was urgently needed to neutralize the foul aftertaste of treachery.
[T]he White House is celebrating the death of a leader, but it made a mistake that could empower his organization.
The Islamic State will be defeated only when its ideology is overcome in a region free of interventions — a tall ask for the moment.
There is reason why India should keep vigil over developments in West Asia that concern the Islamic State.
The end of Baghdadi is undoubtedly an asset to Trump.
The sociology of violence espoused by the Islamic State will only be defeated by a political project that transcends the religious, nationalist and ethnic schisms in the region.
Trump is a newsmaking machine. Within a few days, another conflagration will have erupted, making al-Baghdadi's death seem like ancient history.
[T]he confusion that he sowed concerning the withdrawal of American forces ... is unheard of and unprecedented.