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Fighters from a coalition of rebel forces stand on a tank in the Syrian city of Idlib on March 29. (ZEIN AL-RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images)

In Syria, the Stakes Are High for a Rebel Offensive

The rebels displayed improved coordination in their latest operation, but that might not be enough to achieve their goals. Read more…

A still frame from the Wilayat Sanaa training video shows militants running drills in the Yemeni desert.

New Training Video Highlights Islamic State's Capabilities in Yemen

A video from the Islamic State's Yemeni franchise shows well-trained, well-equipped militants. Read more…

An Armenian Tragedy: The Geopolitics of Terminology

The choice between "genocide" and "massacre" in describing the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 indicates either support for a small country aligned with Russia or close ties with a rising power in the Middle East and the Russian periphery. Read more…