In part because the caliphate was never as big a threat as Republicans made it out to be.
Barack Obama’s strategy — not Donald Trump’s bluster — is wiping out the Islamists.
Once the Islamic State is defeated, governments will face the challenge of rebuilding.
The more the group is cornered in Iraq, the more of its sympathizers commit terrorist attacks in the West.
The Syrian dictator is not going to help defeat the self-declared caliphate. He helped create it.
Donald Trump’s plan to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State has been wisely toned down by his generals.
Syria could become a patchwork of Russian, Turkish and American-backed enclaves.
Pushing the Islamic State out of Mosul could bring more destruction to the capitals of Europe.
Donald Trump’s pact doesn’t make sense: Neither Bashar Assad nor Russia is interested in defeating the Islamists.
The Iranians, Russians, Saudis and Turks are all jockeying for influence in Iraq while America looks on wearily.