How this forgotten corner of the Arabian Peninsula became the most dangerous country in the world.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
Six myths about President Obama's greatest foreign-policy success.
The Israelis and the Americans are zeroing in on a strike option that has a real chance of deterring the mullahs -- and defusing Mitt Romney's attacks.
The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
From Sanaa to Benghazi, Cairo to Casablanca, radical new jihadi groups have adopted the same name in recent months. Is it all just a coincidence?
What Obama's high priest of targeted killings doesn't want you to know.
Mohamed al-Zawahiri was behind the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, but what he really wants is to make peace with the West.
The country has been going to hell in a handbasket for months now. We just weren't paying attention.
Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.
If there's one thing that Obama and Romney agree on, it's more military spending. Too bad they're both wrong.
Unless the United States gets serious now about its postwar planning, Syria could spin out of control.
For years, Syria supported a witches' brew of terrorist groups across the Middle East. Now, it's payback time.
The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.
Images of a rare journey to Tesawa, the isolated Libyan village that reared Aby Yahu al-Libi, al Qaeda's once-feared second-in-command.
The country's sectarian violence is getting out of control.
Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.
The 10 Obama administration disclosures that Attorney General Eric Holder should investigate.
The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.
The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.
Why President Obama's kill list controversy is only good news for his reelection campaign.
A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars.
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
The Obama administration has doubled down on the use of drones to go after bad guys. How long until the blowback comes?
For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.
Yes. But not as much as you might think.