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.
Western governments are sounding alarm bells about foreign fighters joining the Islamic State. But experts say that these would-be radicals are more often bumbling losers than bin Laden.
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
Al Qaeda’s control of Israel’s northern border has Jerusalem nostalgic for the days of Assad.
But if President Obama follows through on his plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, that's exactly what we’re going to get.
Why President Obama's war cry doesn’t quite measure up to his predecessors'.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.
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.
Screenshots from a jihadi's personal computer.
How to make ricin, Semtex, and banana mousse.
The havoc wrought by the Islamic State extends far beyond Iraq and Syria.
The threat of British jihadists can't be an excuse for the country to abandon its foundational principles.
A few lines, buried deep in the 2015 appropriations bill, could be a nightmare for American detainees and the State Department.
How the threat of the Islamic State could bring together the country's warring factions -- if only Barack Obama is willing to seize the opportunity.
Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.
As the United States steps away from the Middle East, its allies have tried to fill the void -- with disastrous results.
Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?
The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui?
5 reasons why an expanded mission to strike James Foley's killers in Syria won't work. And why it's going to happen anyway.
Why can't British intelligence prevent men like James Foley's killer from fighting in Iraq -- or coming home?
A year ago, a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds of my neighbors and friends. But the greatest tragedy is Obama's refusal to punish the murderer in Damascus.
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
A Yazidi family, safe for now, takes temporary shelter in Northern Iraq along the border with Syria.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.
While the Islamic State pillages Iraq, the more moderate opposition in Syria is making headway against Assad's forces back home.
President Obama's limited engagement in Iraq is an insult to the people of Syria -- and does nothing to help prevent further violence.