How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?
In Lebanon's northern capital, the Syrian civil war is being fought block by block.
Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
On the streets of the West Bank, the conspiracy theories about Arafat’s death are everywhere. But does anyone really care anymore?
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
Shoe-throwing, tirades, and the general chaos at Mohamed Morsy's first day in court.
The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.
Not quite. But the question is whether anyone really wants to help.
Seven ways the House of Saud could make things very unpleasant for Washington.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
And, if so, is it even worth keeping?
UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.