Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.
The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.
Behind the scenes at the U.N., a more unsettling story emerges of Syria, Iraq, and fighting the Islamic State.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
The 49 Turkish diplomats captured by the jihadist group in Mosul may now be free, but Ankara still has many reasons to think twice about confronting the extremists on its border.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
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.