With relations this touchy, even simple metaphors can go awry.
The Islamic State has conquered much of Iraq with the help of Saddam’s cronies. Now the men America once discarded could help win the country back.
With crises brewing in Ukraine and the Middle East, the transatlantic alliance needs a shot of fresh energy.
In one Kurdish town, all able-bodied men, from 17 to 80, have picked up arms to defend their homes from the Islamic State.
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to pay Kim Jong Un a visit. Because North Korea is muscling up and the Obama administration's "strategic patience" isn't working.
Portraits of ragtag fighters from Sinjar, Iraq, rallying to protect their homeland.
Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.
America's rescue mission in Iraq is going to be messier, longer, and more expensive than the White House wants to admit.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been outgunned and in retreat from the Islamic State. But not for long, they say.
China is developing sophisticated hit-to-kill missiles, which is exactly why we need to ban the most dangerous tests of this technology.
Russia's invasion of eastern Ukraine won't be an armored blitzkrieg. It's a slow, seditious drip -- and it's already underway.
Hamas will dig out from under the rubble and the world will remember the image of four boys killed on a beach.
The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.
The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.
The U.S. Navy is partly to thank (or blame).
And Putin’s itching for a fight.
100 years later, we still spend too much time talking about how World War I started. The real lessons are in why it lasted so long.
It's going to be a long fight -- but Hamas has weathered the Israeli barrage thus far. And that counts as a win.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
While the world focuses on the Middle East and Ukraine, China's neighbors worry about the fallout of brewing tensions along its borders. And so should we.
How the U.S. military can overcome the challenges of complexity in a rapidly changing world.
Before ISIS stomped Mosul and turned Iraq upside down, it slowly crushed its enemies to death in Raqqa.
We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
Israel takes no joy in another round of hostilities with Hamas in Gaza, but it is a fight born of necessity.
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.