ISIS: An Actual Axis of Evil [Hub Debate]

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as ISIS, has declared itself a caliphate, a theocratic state under their version of Muslim law, and those who do not conform will be expelled or killed. As the United States withdrew from Iraq, and Syria descended into a bloody civil war, ISIS found its foothold. Supported by Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, they’ve managed to seize more and more land, and now they’re seeking to exterminate religious minorities. ISIS is primarily made of Sunni insurgents, but their war now…

Islamic State, Islamic Empire? [Hub Debate]

The United States has said that the fall of Mosul, Iraq to ISIS poses a threat to the entire region. As ISIS continues to occupy areas of Syria and Iraq, allegedly conducting mass killings among the populations there, is there a role for American intervention? Why or why not? There is no easy answer to this problem. For starters, there isn’t anything that can be “done” short of an all out war, if we were to do anything. But they are truly threatening, and there will be dire consquences, for…