How Star Trek's Prime Directive explains Obama's foreign policy.
Do tribal warriors in Fallujah and Ramadi have what it takes to rout al Qaeda?
Can you stop the bomb's spread by making it easier to cut nuclear deals?
Egypt's military government will never be legitimate until it stops haphazardly jailing scores of political prisoners.
To win back Fallujah, Nouri al-Maliki doesn't need to negotiate -- he needs to fight.
Reuters gave this Syrian kid a camera. Seven months later he was dead.
We must rethink the way we’re dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis -- or risk militants winning hearts and minds.
Financial sanctions may have forced Iran into nuclear talks. They’re also unfair and undemocratic, European courts say.
A nuclear deal is going to be the key to domestic reform in Iran in 2014 -- or its downfall.
How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.
In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.
Meet what might soon be the West's unpredictable new friend in Syria -- the Islamic Front.
The essential books, articles, posts -- and hip hop performances -- of the year.
Beset by terrorism, Egypt's military government is blaming everything on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Is John Kerry quietly on the cusp of a Israel-Palestine peace talks breakthrough?
From the Vatican to Brazil, from Paris to Bahrain, a global tour of the year the street roared.
From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.
The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.
How can the world be getting so much better when U.S. power is waning?
At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.
As a security vacuum continues to plague Egypt, the country's beleaguered Christian community fears a rash of kidnappings will only worsen during the holiday season.
The Haqqani network comprises some of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgents. Why isn't the White House doing more to stop them?
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.
Forget sanctions. If there's one thing that should convince Tehran not to go nuclear, it's that Israel might use its own nukes -- first.