On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.
As moderate rebels beat back Islamist radicals in Syria, Assad gains.
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
Why an upsurge in terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula raises fears for the Suez Canal.
The administration's reasons for not releasing who's on the list of America's enemies in the war on terror are getting ridiculous.
To win back Fallujah, Nouri al-Maliki doesn't need to negotiate -- he needs to fight.
We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
A botched drone strike in Yemen shows how America's anti-al Qaeda strategy has gone off the rails.
Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
Why even dangerous demographics and the receding horizon of peace won't dim the lights in Jerusalem.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
Why the killing of the Pakistani Taliban's No. 1 might cause a lot more pain for Pakistan than the CIA counted on.
The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.
If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.
Can Islamic jihadists win hearts and minds in the war against Assad?
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.