Turkey may be the most important U.S. coalition partner in the fight against the Islamic State. But getting it on board won't be easy.
The president is right to be wary of putting troops on the ground in Iraq. But he’s wrong to rule it out.
Geopolitical crises abound, but oil producers are still pumping -- and pumping more than the world needs.
The havoc wrought by the Islamic State extends far beyond Iraq and Syria.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.
Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?
5 reasons why an expanded mission to strike James Foley's killers in Syria won't work. And why it's going to happen anyway.
I spent a year in Iraq fighting Islamic militants. Then one of them contacted me on Twitter to talk about how much he loved Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji.
We may be watching the deliberate destruction of Aramaic, unfolding in real time.