ISIS Made Us Forget All About the Taliban (vocativ.com)
"But here's the thing: The Taliban has been killing more people for longer than the Iraqi-Syrian blow-ins, and it doesn't plan on stopping."
Why ISIL is worse than al-Qaeda-and any other terrorist group that came before (qz.com)
"Now the world has finally turned its attention to the carnage sweeping through northern Iraq, many are struggling to place the perpetrators-the death cult known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL-in the context of modern-day terrorism."
Strategic Empathy (static.newamerica.org)
"The Afghanistan intervention shows why the U.S. must empathize with its adversaries. "