This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.
How did a small community of Yazidis from Lincoln, Nebraska, convince the White House to go to war in Iraq?
As Israel and the Palestinians struggle to reach yet another cease-fire, the mediators in Cairo are making the conflict worse -- and empowering radicals in the process.
Portraits of ragtag fighters from Sinjar, Iraq, rallying to protect their homeland.
In the ruins of the Strip, the devastation has spared no one.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
The U.N. is going to determine if Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. Even if they did, what can the U.N. do about it?
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.
While the Islamic State pillages Iraq, the more moderate opposition in Syria is making headway against Assad's forces back home.
In order to get Iraq right in 2014, politicians have to admit that they got Iraq wrong in 2003.
Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam looms as an epoch-defining failure.
Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.
For the hard-line brigades in Gaza, a cease-fire is only a temporary reprieve from a battle that never ends.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been outgunned and in retreat from the Islamic State. But not for long, they say.
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
After 11 increasingly authoritarian years as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for president on Aug. 10. What happens next won’t surprise you.
What are major news organizations doing sending jihadi-approved photos from inside the Islamic State?
As strikes resume, the battered Palestinians of the Strip don’t want Hamas to give up the fight.
A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.
Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?
President Obama's limited engagement in Iraq is an insult to the people of Syria -- and does nothing to help prevent further violence.
The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
Every time the U.S. touches the Middle East, it makes things worse. It's time to walk away and not look back.
In the lands of the Old Testament, an endangered religious minority is being wiped out by the brutal Islamic State.