Limited U.S. airstrikes against ISIS would be quick and decisive. They're also a terrible idea.
Not long ago, stability and security in Iraq seemed possible. Maliki's corruption shattered any hope of that.
The people of the Middle East don't want extremists or Syria's president either. But they want Western meddling even less.
The Obama administration once paved the way for Nouri al-Maliki to hold on to power despite losing an election. With Iraq engulfed in civil war, is it time for him to go?
Militants in Iraq and Syria are trying to re-create a nation that never existed.
How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.
Washington may not want to admit it, but Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East right now.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters honed their skills fighting for independence from Iraq. Now they are the front line against ISIS.
Why is bombing the only option in Washington's policy toolkit?
The United States tried to build a stable state in Iraq. We should've known better.
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
Obama pulled the United States out of Iraq without actually ending the war. And now we're paying for it.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.
First Crimea, now Iraq. Why does America's $50 billion intelligence community keep getting taken by surprise?
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
The brazen attacks in Mosul and Karachi are just the latest signs that the bad guys are gaining momentum.
The Israeli president's departure only highlights the glaring dearth of decent leaders remaining in the region today.
I’d rather spoon my own eye out than sit through this year’s Think-Tank-a-palooza.
Why does the world's media see Bashar al-Assad as invulnerable and Vladimir Putin on the wane?
Syria's jihad is awash with religious jurists. No wonder there's as much arguing as fighting.
The steady drumbeat of killings has left Libyans despairing about whether anyone can bring security to their war-torn country.