Tagged: ISIS

From Racism to Terrorism: the Jihadi Siren Call

Throughout his campaign for president of the United States, Republican nominee Donald Trump has time and time again denigrated Muslim communities living on American soil and abroad. Trump’s critics have...

The war on Syria’s hospitals

Embed from Getty Images In late September, the largest hospital on the rebel-held side of Aleppo was bombed by Syrian or Russian planes, taking it temporarily out of commission and...

Syria: Why the shooting never stops

Embed from Getty Images  Eighteen aid trucks were destroyed last week near Aleppo [Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images]   In Syria, a ceasefire negotiated by Russia and the United States quickly...

Scorched Earth in Iraq and Syria

This week’s ouster of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces from the Syrian city of Palmyra sparked cautious optimism from some observers. Aside from the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins,...