The United States tried to build a stable state in Iraq. We should've known better.
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
Obama pulled the United States out of Iraq without actually ending the war. And now we're paying for it.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.
First Crimea, now Iraq. Why does America's $50 billion intelligence community keep getting taken by surprise?
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
The brazen attacks in Mosul and Karachi are just the latest signs that the bad guys are gaining momentum.
The Israeli president's departure only highlights the glaring dearth of decent leaders remaining in the region today.
I’d rather spoon my own eye out than sit through this year’s Think-Tank-a-palooza.
Why does the world's media see Bashar al-Assad as invulnerable and Vladimir Putin on the wane?
Syria's jihad is awash with religious jurists. No wonder there's as much arguing as fighting.
The steady drumbeat of killings has left Libyans despairing about whether anyone can bring security to their war-torn country.
History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.
Is retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar finally reining in out-of-control Islamist militias, or is he dealing a body blow to this country's hope for democracy?
Why it's Iran's hidden facilities, not the breakout time to making a bomb, we should be worrying about.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.
Meet the two hapless candidates running in Syria’s stage-managed farce of an election to confirm president-for-life Bashar al-Assad.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.
The president's proposed counterterrorism plan might appear underwhelming, but doing more -- or doing less -- is not an option.
The world may look like it's roiling now, but the 1980s were far worse.
The Turkish indictment of Israeli officials for the Mavi Marmara raid looks like a cynical ploy by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shore up his popularity.