Meet what might soon be the West's unpredictable new friend in Syria -- the Islamic Front.
The essential books, articles, posts -- and hip hop performances -- of the year.
Beset by terrorism, Egypt's military government is blaming everything on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Is John Kerry quietly on the cusp of a Israel-Palestine peace talks breakthrough?
From the Vatican to Brazil, from Paris to Bahrain, a global tour of the year the street roared.
From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.
The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.
How can the world be getting so much better when U.S. power is waning?
At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.
As a security vacuum continues to plague Egypt, the country's beleaguered Christian community fears a rash of kidnappings will only worsen during the holiday season.
The Haqqani network comprises some of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgents. Why isn't the White House doing more to stop them?
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.
Forget sanctions. If there's one thing that should convince Tehran not to go nuclear, it's that Israel might use its own nukes -- first.
Why the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions -- and my small liberal arts college -- is so utterly ridiculous.
From 'veto players' to 'emotions,' a state-of-the-art tour of the scholarship on civil wars and insurgencies.
A botched drone strike in Yemen shows how America's anti-al Qaeda strategy has gone off the rails.
Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.
Sorry, but the real number of Arab Israelis isn't an existential threat to the Jewish state.
Jihadists as possible forces of peace, Russia as a potential dealmaker, and other conclusions from the inaugural PeaceGame.
Why the shocking rise of al Qaeda is scrambling the war, ripping up the playbook, and turning enemies into partners.
New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.
Why the Iran deal could be a devastating blow to the nonproliferation regime.
Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
What the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.