While members of Congress, the news media, and the American public debate the merits of President Obama’s new strategy to confront ISIS in the Middle East, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday on this topic.  Kaitlyn McClure of Covington’s

Events are moving quickly in the Middle East, and much has changed since the last blog post on Iraq over a week ago.  During that time, ISIS has been engaged in multiple fronts across Iraq.  It continues to battle the Iraqi army, Shiite militias, and the Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga in the north.  The

The news almost every day contains events which harken the end of Iraq as a nation state.  Radical Sunnis take over Mosul for their ISIS state.  Kurds tighten their control over oil in the north.  Shiites kidnap a top Sunni leader and his security men in Baghdad.

It is not surprising that Iraq should be