REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - Shi'ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), march during training in Baghdad July 9, 2014.
Diplomacy Can Still Save Iraq
July 14, 2014,
With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's swift sweep across northern Iraq, many believe it will only end with the Middle East's borders redrawn. Vali Nasr writes that it is possible to avoid such an outcome if the United States utilizes diplomacy, rather than staging a military intervention.