Pledge Your Allegiance

Email a Friend
Christian Raja of Brooklyn reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the USA during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup. July 1, 2014

ISIS says it has set up a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, and wants to be called "the Islamic State". Fawaz Gerges, the director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, explains the history of the caliphate and ISIS’ plans. Plus: New York real estate may be the new “Swiss bank account,” where foreign buyers park their money in the form of expensive apartments; how Airbnb and sites like it have disrupted the summer rental market in the Hamptons; and now that Team USA is out of the running, what team will you be cheering on for the remainder of the World Cup?