After watching ISIS roll over Iraqi security forces this summer, stealing equipment the U.S. provided, Congress has been hesitant to sell Baghdad more.
The Defense Department's response time to the Ebola crisis and ISIS fight -- and the money to pay for such operations -- is being severely limited by the lengthy legislative process and the brewing budget war in Congress.
The grisly murder of four rabbis in Jerusalem marks the latest attack in a wave of violence that Israeli leaders are struggling to contain.
The Obama administration is conducting a "policy review" on what to do about Syria and Iraq. But rehashing the same strategy could just make a bad situation even worse.
With the Islamic State on their doorstep, Kurdish leaders have scaled back their once grandiose ambitions to focus on ensuring the survival of their enclave.
A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant -- but is it wrong?
Dropping bombs isn't the only way to advance American interests abroad.
The fight against the Islamic State is forcing the Pentagon to rethink its plans for the future of warfare.
In the Age of Fear, the sensational always overtakes the important.
With U.S.-backed rebels trapped between Assad and ISIS, the White House is closer to establishing a safe zone in northern Syria.
The number of refugees fleeing Syria has dropped dramatically -- but that's not good news. In fact, it's terrible.
The period before World War I was marked by inequality, terrorism, and discontent with democracy. Sound familiar?
Former Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qader Obeidi sits down with Foreign Policy to discuss the challenges of rebuilding the Iraqi army and the need for U.S. assistance.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the man who built modern, moderate Oman, may be on his deathbed. Omanis hope for the best and fear what could come next.
Why the United States isn't using its biggest financial weapon against banks in the Islamist militant group's territory.
Forget flip-flopping; the worst thing a politician in Iran can be accused of being is “heroically flexible.”
U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.
Stabbing attacks and random acts of Palestinian terror have brought the violence in Gaza and the West Bank into the heart of Israel.
Only ideologues and the ignorant don't understand that Obama's letter to Khamenei is just pragmatic politics.
The 2016 Democratic prospect isn't Bill 2.0, but if anyone could work miracles on the fraught U.S.-Israeli relationship, it might be her.
Meet Hadi al-Amiri, the unabashedly pro-Iranian leader of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite militia. His bloodthirsty fighters might be Baghdad's best hope of stopping the Islamic State.
Defeating the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria may not be enough to prevent the Islamic State from replacing al Qaeda as the world's most dangerous militant group.
The U.S. military takes out terrorist leaders around the world, but it's been unable to cut the head off of the Islamic State.
The world’s attention may have moved on, but there are thousands of beleaguered Yazidis still stuck in the wilderness, surrounded by the Islamic State.
Marauding pro-government militias are using the fight against the Islamic State as a pretext to destroy Sunni Arab communities across the country.
The administration is a coward for not saying what it really thinks about the special relationship with Israel.
In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.