With more than half of Syria under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, there are concerns the militants are edging towards Baghdad.
An alliance of opposition forces has seized control of a second strategic city from government troops.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s takeover of the Yarmouk refugee camp is good for Bashar al-Assad.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State uses media propaganda to compensate for military losses. The media must not become a platform for the group to promote its messages, as it seeks to assert power and influence.
Signs of genuine disunity inside the ISIS ranks would be something new, and a potentially important development for the countries locked in battle with the group.
Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.
Abductions and killings by Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq threaten ancient minorities.
Four years into the conflict in Syria, the United States is screening opposition fighters for the first time to boost war against the Islamic State.
From the Islamic State in Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria, corruption lies at the root of many of today’s international crises.
Systemic corruption is a great destabilizing force in governments around the world.