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ISIS is not an Organization, it’s an Ideology

ISIS is not an Organization, it’s an Ideology

Washington- At the sight of the Arab village on the road just ahead, Azar Mirkhan brought the car to a quick stop and swore under his breath in Kurdish. It was a poor and tattered place: off to the left, a compact cluster of earthen homes and walls and, to the right,...
The Tragedy of Refugees

The Tragedy of Refugees

Washington-Since her return from San Francisco in 2009, Khulood had been marooned in Jordan. By 2014, she was living in a small apartment in a working-­class neighborhood of eastern Amman with her father and two sisters, Teamim and Sahar. It was a dreary place, a...
Beginning of Destruction: from Tripoli to Homs

Beginning of Destruction: from Tripoli to Homs

Washington- Majd spent three months in Damascus as street battles raged throughout his hometown, and even though the atmosphere in the capital was tranquil — disconcertingly so — he was eager to get back to his family and his studies. Finally in May 2012, the...