IRAQ: Needed – An international strategy in Iraq

by David Cortwright, God's Politics BlogThe crisis in Iraq poses two challenges — a humanitarian effort to rescue persecuted minorities, and a security mission to suppress the extremist threat posed by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).The U.S. is right to play a leading role in aiding the Yazidis, Christians, … Continue reading IRAQ: Needed – An international strategy in Iraq

IRAQ: Engage the UN to counter the ISIL terrorist threat

by David Cortwright The violent extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have seized major cities and swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and are seeking to create a caliphate over the entire Muslim world. The group poses a threat not only to the region but to global security. The … Continue reading IRAQ: Engage the UN to counter the ISIL terrorist threat