When it comes to destroying the Islamic State in Syria, boots on the ground should be the least of our worries.
Obama called the world to action against Ebola, but most countries are only paying lip service to the coming catastrophe.
The Chicago Council's new report might have answers as to what Americans want when it comes to Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. The only problem is, it asked the wrong questions.
Hint: Ils ne parlent pas le français.
How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.
A quick look at whether defense money played a role in Congress authorizing Obama's war in Iraq and Syria.
The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.
Behind the scenes at the U.N., a more unsettling story emerges of Syria, Iraq, and fighting the Islamic State.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
Why Marina Silva’s message resonates from the Amazon to the Middle East to the White House.
How the world is training the next generation of peacebuilders.
When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but wildly unrealistic strategies destined to fail. And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
Everyone from Paul Krugman to Joseph Stiglitz is weighing in on Scotland’s risky bet. But they don’t get the feeling of yes.
Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas.
The injustice of watching from England as the Scots destroy the United Kingdom.
Powerful lessons in personnel management from the former supreme allied commander of NATO.
Why forcing Tehran to reveal all about its nuclear past is not only TMI but totally unnecessary and potentially devastating.
Meet Omar: A 43-year-old, well-educated hospital director in Fallujah. Does Iraq have any hope for reconciliation if men like this support the Islamic State?
Just 20 years ago the United States was a beloved superpower with a solid economy and faced virtually no hostile threats. But that’s all gone to hell.
What America's halfhearted "rebalancing" to Asia must look like in Beijing.
But if President Obama follows through on his plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, that's exactly what we’re going to get.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.
Americans think the president lacks "toughness." But does showing strength really matter?
Yep, Putin just threatened to use his nukes. Now it’s time for Washington to decide on a time-out for the Russian president.