Talking with Iran about its nuclear program might help the cause of peace. But so far the nuclear dispute has been a disaster for the human rights of Iranians.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
In Saudi Arabia, a new generation is pushing back against the government’s embrace of fundamentalism. But is the kingdom ready for nonbelievers?
The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?
The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
Why the public reaction to one man's brutal murder could push Britain to become a stronger ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.
As Egypt and the UAE launch airstrikes on Tripoli, a cadre of politicians, militia leaders, and businessmen with links to both countries hopes to take advantage of a popular swell against Libya's Islamists.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
We may be watching the deliberate destruction of Aramaic, unfolding in real time.
Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam looms as an epoch-defining failure.
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 some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.