What ISIS in Iraq Means for the Middle East

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty)

As the Sunni insurgent group the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has gained control of parts of Iraq, the country’s sectarian tensions have become evident. Michael Crowley, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Time, describes the rise of ISIS and what the group’s violent moves in Iraq mean for the rest of the region, including Saudi Arabia and Iran. Crowley’s article, “The End of Iraq,” appears on the cover of the June 30 issue of the magazine.


Michael Crowley

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