Behind the scenes at the U.N., a more unsettling story emerges of Syria, Iraq, and fighting the Islamic State.
Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start -- but not enough.
For the Syrian refugee cast members of a new theater production of the Euripides classic, "The Women of Troy," insult follows injury.
Why al Qaeda might be the biggest winner of America's airstrikes on the Islamic State.
Is the Khorasan Group as dangerous as the White House is making it out to be?
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
The Saudis, Qataris, and others are stepping into the fight against Islamic State. Now it's time for them to take the lead.
The Obama administration and an array of Arab allies have begun hitting dozens of Islamic States targets inside Syria, expanding an air campaign against what Washington sees as the most powerful Islamist militants in the world.
Changing how peacebuilding organizations measure success could save aid projects that are stuck trying to meet rigid, dated, and increasingly arbitrary goals in conflict zones.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.
The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain. But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest terror war.
Iraq's Shiite militias are becoming as great a danger as the Islamic State.
When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but wildly unrealistic strategies destined to fail. And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.
Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Turkey may be the most important U.S. coalition partner in the fight against the Islamic State. But getting it on board won't be easy.
The jihadists' rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women's issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won't anyone in Washington talk about it?
But is this just Bibi playing politics?
Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.
Meet Omar: A 43-year-old, well-educated hospital director in Fallujah. Does Iraq have any hope for reconciliation if men like this support the Islamic State?
Just 20 years ago the United States was a beloved superpower with a solid economy and faced virtually no hostile threats. But that’s all gone to hell.