Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.
While the Syrian opposition brawls in an Istanbul hotel, the battlefield fighting is increasingly within the rebel camp.
Behind closed doors, the Islamic Republic's famously restrictive laws relax -- and a more permissive world thrives.
As moderate rebels beat back Islamist radicals in Syria, Assad gains.
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Much has gone right in Afghanistan. It’s more secure, stable, and even optimistic. But there's one final tweak needed before America says goodbye.
Iran’s hard-liners are using mass executions to undermine the nuclear deal.
In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.
As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.
Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.
The institutions of the Egyptian state are out of control -- and it is unclear if even Sisi can bring them to heel.
Meet Jamal Maarouf, the West's best fighting chance against Syria's Islamist armies.
Israel's seizure of an Iranian cargo ship carrying weapons this week should be a wake-up call. It's the same, old bad behavior.
The oil-rich emirate once was heralded as the Arab world's rising power. Now, its neighbors are pressuring it to take a back seat role.
Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.
With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.
The most powerful rebel alliance in Syria -- the Islamic Front -- is on the verge of collapse.
New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.
Why does the Egyptian government insist on blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for every act of terrorism, even as a dangerous jihadist group claims the attacks as their own?
African asylum-seekers are done keeping quiet about the Israeli government's failure to help them. But is anyone listening?
A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.
And four other rules out of the nuclear negotiator's playbook.
The network's Cairo-based staff, who stand accused of running a terror cell from a luxury hotel, find themselves caught in the middle of a regional power struggle.
Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?
Sometimes, the only news coming off the front lines of Syria's civil war is sent via text message.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.