Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.
America's allies in the fight against the Islamic State may seem willing now. But what happens when they want to start bombing Assad?
The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.
When it comes to destroying the Islamic State in Syria, boots on the ground should be the least of our worries.
Hamas and Fatah's latest unity agreement is doomed to failure. So why do the Palestinian factions keep trying?
Syrian opposition forces, Obama's key to defeating the Islamic State, say the Pentagon isn't consulting them on airstrikes.
As residents of the Gaza Strip try to recover from the worst war in decades, the world -- and Israel -- must understand that the status quo is unsustainable.
The first rule of Israel's nuclear arsenal is that there is no Israeli nuclear arsenal.
A quick look at whether defense money played a role in Congress authorizing Obama's war in Iraq and Syria.
Thousands of Kurdish refugees have fled the besieged Syrian city of Kobani across the border into Turkey. But the warm reception may not last long.
The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.
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.