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.
Trump’s action is truly incomprehensible.
One big worry is that the Sunni extremist organization known as the Islamic State could ride the unrest to a revival.
It is hypocritical for the White House to justify its approval of invasion by Turkey ... by claiming that Europe refused to take captured Islamic State group soldiers.
What does this decision by the U.S. mean, and how will it influence the situation in Syria? ... [I]t gives Turkey a blank check.
Withdrawing US troops and abandoning Kurdish allies will only embolden Islamic State militant group.
The fate of the Kurds is a parable for the future of West Asian geopolitics.