Simona Foltyn is a journalist based in Dubai. Her work focuses on armed conflict, social justice, and corruption in East Africa and the Middle East. Follow her @SimonaFoltyn.
ISIS Fighters in Syria Are Trying to Push Into Iraq, Where U.S. Forces Can’t Get Along With Armed Groups Supported by Iran
In Al Qaim, Iraq’s U.S.-backed security forces and the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces are increasingly distrustful of each other.
ISIS Has Not Vanished. It Is Fighting a Guerrilla War Against the Iraqi State.
Iraqi security forces lack the training, local knowledge, and community trust to defeat the militants.
Iraq’s Courts Have Rushed to Convict Thousands of ISIS Fighters. This is One Family’s Struggle for Fairness, Truth, and Reconciliation.
Rather than mending intercommunal rifts to pave the way for reconciliation, the ISIS trials risk further polarizing Iraq’s fractured society.