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.
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.