Articles by Robert Fry
The deployment of western troops would be a narrative gift for Islamic State
"Severed heads on public display are not only acts of medieval nihilism, they are also calculated acts of strategic orchestration"
A second Iraq War would not have happened and simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would not have occurred in the same way
Robert Fry / June 12, 2014
The struggle against the insurgency has wider consequences for the conflict between Sunni and Shia Islam
Conflicts since 9/11 have given special forces new prominence. They may fare less well as politicians prepare for the wars of the future