A scholar who has profiled leaders like Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
The revelation that a Bosnian company had broken the arms embargo on Iraq unified three armies which had been fighting each other a decade before.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
The Kurdistan Workers' Party is under mounting pressure.
What should the UK do with foreign jihadis who return home?
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
From an Australian perspective, shifting power in the Indo-Pacific will be of primary importance in 2018 and beyond.
On Nov. 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake killed some 500 and injured 7,000 along the Iran-Iraq border. This Kurdish area has also been crushed by war and, after a recent separatist vote, militarily attacked.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are products of secretive decision-making by the executive. Their disastrous consequences are evidence of the need for war powers reform.
The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
What lies ahead for IS after Mosul, Raqqa and tens of thousands of casualties?
A decade and a half after it was invaded in the name of spreading democracy, Iraq turns out to have been set up to fail.
It seems almost inevitable Iraqi Kurdistan will separate from the rest of Iraq – but going it alone will be hugely difficult.
As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that people of many faiths lived in cooperation in the city. In the city was the Tomb of Prophet Jonah, venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
Catalonia and Kurdistan are both holding referendums on independence this year. But is it that simple to break free?
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
Survey data shows that Iraqis of all sectarian stripes agree on what's wrong with their country.
Psalm 137 – best known for its opening line, 'By the Rivers of Babylon' – is a 2,500-year-old Hebrew psalm that deals with the Jewish exile -remembered each year on Tisha B'av.
After a major defeat in Mosul, Islamic State seems to have suffered a blow that could end its goal of establishing a cross-border caliphate in the Middle East.