The complexity is reduced to musings on the religiosity of ISIL, inconsequential debates about its appellation, conspiratorial thinking about its socio-genesis, premature announcements of its defeat.
No strategy is realistic unless it addresses the atrocities that enable ISIL to grow: Iraq’s Shiite militias and Assad’s barrel-bombing of civilians.
The UK has engaged in abuse and torture during the "War on Terror" whilst, simultaneously, maintaining that its actions are driven by the ideals of democracy and human rights.
It isn't sufficient to rely on statist logic to explain the main patterns of behavior that constitute world politics in 21st century, which reflect agendas of political extremists and transnational co
For the US-led coalition, ISIL must exist, although every member of the coalition has their own self-serving reasoning to explain their involvement.
Non-Muslims enjoyed the protection of Muslim rulers themselves as they were regarded as citizens with equal rights and duties entailed by their residence in Muslim territories.
As far as the US involvement in ME is concerned, the only real genocide is the one serving the Western interests, by allowing military intervention, followed by strategic meddling to re-arrange the re
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