The Iraqi Army claims that Baghdad is secure. But in Abu Ghraib, just 40 minutes away, the Islamic State’s presence can be felt everywhere.
Seven years on, the United States is still failing the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters it once promised visas. And the rise of the Islamic State makes their plight more urgent than ever.
Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
Halting the violent fracturing of the Middle East requires the U.S. and regional states to stop talking past each other.
Kurdish officials say they have been betrayed by the Turkish government, which is preventing them from fighting the Islamic State in besieged Kobani.
With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.
Fleeing the Islamic State militants, they’ve left behind not only their homes in Syria, but their husbands and sons who have stayed to fight.
What Hong Kong's Occupy Central can learn from the Tahrir Square uprising.
Many of the weapons the militant group fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the United States.
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.