How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
Forget Rouhani. Iran's hard-line Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei might actually be open to a nuclear deal with America.
It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.
Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?
Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.
One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
From Putin to pundits, here are the 10 winners and losers of the U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.
The Sabermetric spat about whether it's important for a president to appear "credible."
Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
It took a mix of religion, guile, and a stumbling Obama to pull it off.
Is John Kerry the president's attack dog, or is he off the leash?
America's politicians are abandoning their responsibilities in the Middle East. What follows could be very dangerous.
America needs to plot a middle path for military intervention.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.
It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.
The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.
How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?
France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?
Egypt's foremost novelist on revolution, dentistry, democracy, and why the Muslim Brotherhood is a "terroristic, underground, armed group."