Guerrillas from Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party are on the front lines in northern Iraq. Many of the organization's leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.
President Obama means well. But the Middle East is where America's good intentions go to die.
Tiny Jordan's spies have helped the United States hunt down some of its most dangerous enemies. Now Obama is hoping those spooks can beat the Islamic State.
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
Al Qaeda’s control of Israel’s northern border has Jerusalem nostalgic for the days of Assad.
But if President Obama follows through on his plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, that's exactly what we’re going to get.
Why President Obama's war cry doesn’t quite measure up to his predecessors'.
The president is right to be wary of putting troops on the ground in Iraq. But he’s wrong to rule it out.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.
The United States has been raining bombs on Iraq -- and Syria might be next. But data show it's going to take more than planes to knock the Islamic State off its perch.
Americans think the president lacks "toughness." But does showing strength really matter?
How to make ricin, Semtex, and banana mousse.
The president is about to present a strategy for destroying the Islamic State. Too bad it can't be done.
Israel’s recent annexation of 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank doesn’t change anything on the ground, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actually been remarkably constrained in settlement construction.
The havoc wrought by the Islamic State extends far beyond Iraq and Syria.
The threat of British jihadists can't be an excuse for the country to abandon its foundational principles.
Sotloff, Foley, and the doctors fighting Ebola are part of a vital breed of first responders demanded by a new global reality.
A few lines, buried deep in the 2015 appropriations bill, could be a nightmare for American detainees and the State Department.
Forget Hamas. The Israeli prime minister is now facing a war within his own government.
Why you can’t just throw money at problems like the Islamic State and Ukraine.
How the threat of the Islamic State could bring together the country's warring factions -- if only Barack Obama is willing to seize the opportunity.
The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.
Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.