The psychology behind Israel's Gaza war and the truce that followed.
The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui?
An exclusive talk with former U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk on Israel’s new allies, the Gaza blowup, and why Washington shrugged when the peace process collapsed.
5 reasons why an expanded mission to strike James Foley's killers in Syria won't work. And why it's going to happen anyway.
Israel doesn't want to wipe out Hamas, and putting it in a corner will only backfire.
Out of the headlines but not out of action, the U.S. military is still engaged in long-forgotten interventions.
The Islamic State has conquered much of Iraq with the help of Saddam’s cronies. Now the men America once discarded could help win the country back.
A year ago, a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds of my neighbors and friends. But the greatest tragedy is Obama's refusal to punish the murderer in Damascus.
Can 297 victims of Hamas terrorist attacks in the Second Intifada find justice in a New York court?
Peshmerga and Iraqi forces cooperated long enough to wrest a vital strategic asset back from the Islamic State. But can this tense alliance last?
Turkey's support for Hamas agents who tried to topple Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority is putting Erdogan in a pickle.
In one Kurdish town, all able-bodied men, from 17 to 80, have picked up arms to defend their homes from the Islamic State.
This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.
How did a small community of Yazidis from Lincoln, Nebraska, convince the White House to go to war in Iraq?
As Israel and the Palestinians struggle to reach yet another cease-fire, the mediators in Cairo are making the conflict worse -- and empowering radicals in the process.
Portraits of ragtag fighters from Sinjar, Iraq, rallying to protect their homeland.
In the ruins of the Strip, the devastation has spared no one.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
The U.N. is going to determine if Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. Even if they did, what can the U.N. do about it?
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.
While the Islamic State pillages Iraq, the more moderate opposition in Syria is making headway against Assad's forces back home.
In order to get Iraq right in 2014, politicians have to admit that they got Iraq wrong in 2003.
Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam looms as an epoch-defining failure.