"It's very unlikely that U.S. airstrikes will be able to stop" the Sunni fundamentalist group's march across Syria and Iraq, professor Vijay Prashad tells "Democracy Now!" on Monday. A coalition of regional militaries and even militias is needed.
In a terrifying excerpt from his essential new book, "The Jihadis Return: Isis and the New Sunni Uprising," veteran Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn describes the native barbarous forces overcoming Iraq and the surrounding region, and the kind of society -- thanks in large part to the failed U.S. intervention there -- they look set to build.
Chechen scholar Thomas Goltz gives a historical primer on the centuries old culture and struggle that shaped the Tsarnaev brothers, suspects in the bombings of the Boston Marathon.