Discord between the White House and Congress over any potential deal with Tehran could keep foreign companies from racing back into Iran.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
Not only is it wrong to blame the Islamic State's rise on the U.S. failure to secure a two-state solution -- it's also flat-out dangerous.
Only days ago the Pentagon was saying that this small Syrian city might fall to the Islamic State. Now it's pulling out all the stops to save Kobani.
How long can Iraq’s besieged forces hold out against the Islamic State?
One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Americans have good reason to be afraid of another attack on U.S. soil -- only it's not going to come from the Islamic State.
Syria's moderate rebels are brawling among themselves in the streets of Turkey. And these are the people the White House wants to arm?
In fact, Ankara is offering them desperately needed medical and humanitarian help -- all as part of its effort to win public support in case the peace process with its own Kurdish insurgents falls apart.
Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of auction houses, not the Pentagon.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program.
Washington is making all its favorite mistakes in (another) Iraq war.
Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.
The U.S. needs Turkey to join the fight against the Islamic State. But Turkey won't do it without dragging the U.S. deeper into Syria's civil war.
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.
With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
As Kurds head to the front lines to fight the Islamic State, they face a Turkish government attacking them from the rear.
In its excitement to trumpet the coalition against the Islamic State, the U.S. is outing partners before they're ready to go steady.
Ankara can't seem to make up its mind about who's the bigger enemy: the Islamic State or the Kurds.
As Britain grapples with what to do about citizens returning from Syria, a prominent terrorism case raises more questions than answers.
Shiite militias are running the show in Yemen and Tehran couldn't be happier.
Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.
Halting the violent fracturing of the Middle East requires the U.S. and regional states to stop talking past each other.