The U.S. policy to defeat the Islamic State is doomed to failure. Here’s how to fix it.
How do you get from Christopher Columbus to Butterball by way of Constantinople? Just ask Ataturk.
With an angry GOP Congress ready to levy new sanctions and a new generation of Iranian centrifuges spinning up, we can't wait another four months.
Washington would like to believe it has a lot more leverage over Tehran than it really does.
The two sides will miss a Monday deadline, but Washington and Tehran have invested too much to walk away from the table.
Sadness, mistrust, and house demolitions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood that gave birth to two terrorists.
With the Iran talks coming down to the wire, the administration is bringing former White House aide Jake Sullivan back from Yale to help sell Congress on a potential nuclear deal.
New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.
The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
The Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish Peshmerga, and Sunni tribesmen battling the militants will get some of the weapons they've long asked for.
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.