The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.
Why al Qaeda might be the biggest winner of America's airstrikes on the Islamic State.
Is the Khorasan Group as dangerous as the White House is making it out to be?
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 Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui?
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
Yemen's al Qaeda franchise isn't moving to create its own Islamic state quite yet. But the fact that it continues to thrive is ominous enough.
Why al Qaeda, not the Islamic State, is still the most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Iraq’s Sunnis turned against radical jihadists once. Will they do so again?
American talking heads say that Iran is the key to defeating ISIS. But those in the know say the two "enemies" are actually secret allies.
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
Obama pulled the United States out of Iraq without actually ending the war. And now we're paying for it.