How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
The real program to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities was far more sophisticated than anyone realized.
Why is Uzbekistan's pop star princess suddenly airing the dictatorship’s dirty laundry?
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
The debate over NSA surveillance is about something else entirely.
After explosions in a provincial capital, Chinese debate whether anti-government violence is acceptable.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
A former agency insider explains how the NSA must change in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.
What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.
A 1983 terror attack caught the U.S. with its eyes closed. It swore to keep watching and watching and watching.
What can we learn from the ultimate sci-fi geek chart of warships?
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
Flournoy, Kendall are seen as leading successors.
'There has been no support for the agency from the President, and this has not gone unnoticed.'
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
Forget Rouhani. Iran's hard-line Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei might actually be open to a nuclear deal with America.