Ty Carter fought in Afghanistan and became a hero. Now he has one more enemy to fight: PTSD.
Why we shouldn't be selling arms to Vietnam.
From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S. strategy?
Beijing's ambassador to the United States on how a strong and rising China is good for the world.
When it comes to destroying the Islamic State in Syria, boots on the ground should be the least of our worries.
Syrian opposition forces, Obama's key to defeating the Islamic State, say the Pentagon isn't consulting them on airstrikes.
The Obama administration is embarking on a multibillion-dollar nuclear spending spree. Problem is, none of it is necessary.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
The Saudis, Qataris, and others are stepping into the fight against Islamic State. Now it's time for them to take the lead.
The Obama administration and an array of Arab allies have begun hitting dozens of Islamic States targets inside Syria, expanding an air campaign against what Washington sees as the most powerful Islamist militants in the world.
Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
What America's halfhearted "rebalancing" to Asia must look like in Beijing.
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
The president is right to be wary of putting troops on the ground in Iraq. But he’s wrong to rule it out.
The United States has been raining bombs on Iraq -- and Syria might be next. But data show it's going to take more than planes to knock the Islamic State off its perch.
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.
Chinese social media can't agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.
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.