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.
Why al Qaeda, not the Islamic State, is still the most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth.
Aleppo was the Syrian rebels’ first big prize. If Assad retakes it, is the war as good as over?
It's going to be a long fight -- but Hamas has weathered the Israeli barrage thus far. And that counts as a win.
After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America.
The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.
During a lull in the fighting, Gaza’s residents returned to assess the damage and came away without hope.
By cutting Israel off from the world for 36 hours, the FAA and the White House gave Hamas exactly what it wanted.
The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.
How the U.S. military can overcome the challenges of complexity in a rapidly changing world.