How complex a game is the U.S. playing?

The following are ethnic and religious maps of both the greater Middle East and Afghanistan. These are not meant to be reductionist or to claim these differences are all that the fighting is about, but simply to serve as a general overview of who is who and where they are from when it comes to this war which is taking place so far from home.

Maps have been provided courtesy of Dr. Michael T. Izady of Colombia University.

How complex a game is the U.S. playing?

The following are ethnic and religious maps of both the greater Middle East and Afghanistan. These are not meant to be reductionist or to claim these differences are all that the fighting is about, but simply to serve as a general overview of who is who and where they are from when it comes to this war which is taking place so far from home.

Maps have been provided courtesy of Dr. Michael T. Izady of Colombia University.

Crafted by EXPANDDESIGNS in collaboration with Scott Horton, ©2017.