December 19, 2014 Issue

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

Al-Asad torture report

Al-Asad is referred to on page 460 of the report.
Launch Slideshow 5 PHOTOS

Libyan Winter

Libya is awash in weapons, and its disintegration could reignite the region.

Vox Pop

A skeptic goes behind the scenes of The Voice, NBC's smash singing show.