December 19 Issue

Cover story World
America has no chance of defeating ISIS unless it can win over the Sunni tribes in Iraq and Syria.
Al-Asad torture report
In Focus

Al-Asad torture report

Al-Asad is referred to on page 460 of the report.
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It's hard to tell propaganda from truth when dissecting the hazy history of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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