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.
Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.
For the hard-line brigades in Gaza, a cease-fire is only a temporary reprieve from a battle that never ends.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been outgunned and in retreat from the Islamic State. But not for long, they say.
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
After 11 increasingly authoritarian years as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for president on Aug. 10. What happens next won’t surprise you.
What are major news organizations doing sending jihadi-approved photos from inside the Islamic State?
As strikes resume, the battered Palestinians of the Strip don’t want Hamas to give up the fight.
A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.
Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?
President Obama's limited engagement in Iraq is an insult to the people of Syria -- and does nothing to help prevent further violence.
The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
Every time the U.S. touches the Middle East, it makes things worse. It's time to walk away and not look back.
In the lands of the Old Testament, an endangered religious minority is being wiped out by the brutal Islamic State.
The White House is running around from crisis to crisis without a game plan, much less a strategy. But leading from behind can actually work if you do it right.
Hamas will dig out from under the rubble and the world will remember the image of four boys killed on a beach.
How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.
It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.
Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.
With Gaza in flames, can Mahmoud Abbas keep a lid on a smoldering West Bank?
From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?
For three years, I was a reporter in Washington’s war-on-terror partner in the Arabian Peninsula. Now there’s not a single American journalist left.