A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
Will Assad agree to a political solution? Can ISIS be defeated? A sobering report from the latest PeaceGame.
These are the seven men who could replace him.
How the disappearance of three Israeli boys in the West Bank is upending Palestinian politics.
The four horsemen of intervention in the Syria conflict are gathering steam. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Iran's hard-line publicity machine is waging a war against President Hassan Rouhani. But unlike other moderates before him, Rouhani is fighting back.
The secret to getting it right in the world's most volatile region is admitting when you're wrong.
American talking heads say that Iran is the key to defeating ISIS. But those in the know say the two "enemies" are actually secret allies.
Iran may have been behind a deadly bombing in Argentina two decades ago. Now the two countries meet on the pitch.
Why did it take two administrations to learn that Baghdad doesn’t work like Washington?
The White House is mulling whether Tehran can help it defeat the jihadi threat in Iraq. But a U.S.-Iran alliance would be a disaster for Washington and the Middle East.
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Following a string of military victories, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is approaching Baghdad.
Limited U.S. airstrikes against ISIS would be quick and decisive. They're also a terrible idea.
Not long ago, stability and security in Iraq seemed possible. Maliki's corruption shattered any hope of that.
The people of the Middle East don't want extremists or Syria's president either. But they want Western meddling even less.
The Obama administration once paved the way for Nouri al-Maliki to hold on to power despite losing an election. With Iraq engulfed in civil war, is it time for him to go?
Militants in Iraq and Syria are trying to re-create a nation that never existed.
How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.
Washington may not want to admit it, but Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East right now.