Latest Middle East Analysis
Turkish military trucks and soldiers near the Akcakale crossing gate between Turkey and Syria on June 15. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

How Turkey Would Invade Syria

Any potential Turkish military operation in Syria would face tremendous and varied risks. Read more…

People watch smoke rising from the Syrian town of Kobani on June 25. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Why the Islamic State Raided Kobani

Hit-and-run operations are dangerous but can have a disproportionate effect on the enemy, a fact not lost on the Islamic State. Read more…

The Islamic State Launches Two Attacks in Syria

The militant group's raid on Kobani was more for shock; their real assault is taking place to the northeast. Read more…