After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
The US has killed Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, but the terror group remains strong.
The terror group recommended that jihadis use “a pickup truck as a mowing machine” in crowded locations.
Two histories of Isis hope to shed light on the crisis in the Middle East.
Why the Western-backed assault on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is failing.
The West has flirted with the dangerous idea that we should somehow accomodate or rehabilitate Bashar al-Assad. Yet nothing will change while he's in power.
Almost all of the recent terror attacks in Europe were carried out by our own people. So how can we stop another?
After more than five years of being bruised and bombed, Syrians are using the downturn in hostilities to reassert themselves – and the justness of their cause.
There is more to this than merely retaliation for the arrest of Salah Abdesalam, the Paris bomber who was captured four days ago.
This is not the first time IS has appeared to threaten Britain, but the appearance of Tower Bridge and Big Ben in its last video is particularly pointed.
Islamic State has gripped the imagination of western politics, but many Syrian rebels are more concerned by Assad. If we are to intervene in Syria, we must make it clear he has no long-term role to play.
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