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The Islamic State: From Insurgency to Rogue State and Back
A look at what the Islamic State controlled at different stages of its military dominance.
Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation
The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.
As ISIS’ Role in Syria Wanes, Other Conflicts Take the Stage
The Syrian war did not begin or end with the Islamic State. Who will control the cities and territories where ISIS was evicted is an open question.
This Is What Victory Over ISIS Looks Like
Cities in Syria and Iraq have been wrested from the Islamic State at a terrible cost. They are ghosts of their former glory.
Listen to ‘The Daily’: Big Losses for ISIS
Its de facto capital is falling and its territory is shrinking. But is the Islamic State losing its war, or starting a new one?
From Playground to Killing Ground: An ISIS Legacy
The Naem traffic circle in Raqqa teemed with life before the Syrian civil war. Then it came to symbolize death.
With Loss of Its Caliphate, ISIS May Return to Guerrilla Roots
With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.
Can Trump Claim Credit for a Waning Islamic State?
President Trump claims that he has “done more against ISIS” than President Obama. But he hasn’t ventured far from the path his predecessor set.
‘Come Out and Surrender’: Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS
A New York Times photographer accompanied Kurdish fighters as they entered Raqqa, the Syrian city that had been a stronghold of the Islamic State.
Raqqa, ISIS ‘Capital,’ Is Captured, U.S.-Backed Forces Say
Loss of the Syrian city is a heavy blow to the militants, but the destruction there is immense, and questions linger about who will govern and rebuild.
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