Stepan Gevorkian

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AP Interview: Egypt's leader says country in 'ferocious war'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening …

Uncertainty reigns in Iraqi Kurdistan as president's mandate expires | Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Political uncertainty hung over Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Thursday after President Massoud Barzani’s mandate expired without rival factions reaching an agreement to extend his term.<p>Weeks of wrangling between the autonomous region’s parties failed to produce a compromise …

Actually, Iraq is the oil market's biggest problem

Iraq.<p>Last week, Iran struck a nuclear deal with several world powers that, among other things, will end an oil embargo and allow the country to increase production for export.<p>Analysts have begun to worry that the extra supply — estimated by Goldman Sachs at up to 400,000 barrels a day — could …

What should the U.S. do about ISIS? Show Sunnis we care

<i>Editors’ Note: This piece originally appeared as part of an experts’ discussion published in the National Journal.</i><p><b>National Journal Staff:</b> The past …

Iraq and Syria: The Problem of Strategy

The United States has now been actively at war with terrorism movements since 2001. Throughout that time, it has struggled to find ways to develop …

America Should Bet on the Kurds, Not the Baghdad Government

It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be …

Why the threat of ISIL is exaggerated

One year since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over Mosul and large swaths of territory in both Syria and Iraq, and despite the nine month-old US-led Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat it, ISIL is still standing, and expanding. The group's recent territorial gains in Syria …

There's a way to beat Islamic State. But it won’t be pretty.

America’s strategy to destroy the radical group in Iraq and Syria has failed spectacularly. There’s a way to turn the tables—but Obama wouldn’t say …

The Kurd-Shia War Behind the War on ISIS

In a dusty town near the Iranian border, the terror group was defeated, but the victors are at each other’s throats.<p>JALAWLA, Iraq — Behind Iraq’s …

Did Iraq's Army Genuinely 'Collapse' In Ramadi (And Mosul)? What Really Happened

The fall of Ramadi to ISIS brings to mind the fall of Mosul a year ago in June 2014. In both instances, the Iraqi army inexplicably collapsed despite outnumbering their enemy many fold. In recent days, we’ve had Defense Secretary Ashton Carter saying that Iraqi forces are pretty useless and showed …

ISIS in Iraq: What's happening in Anbar?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraq's military, police and Shiite militia forces have launched an operation to retake Ramadi, the predominantly Sunni capital of Anbar province.<p>The city fell to ISIS on May 17, after more than a year of fighting.<p>The Iraqi Defense Ministry says its forces are working with the predominantly …