Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of Sotheby's, not the Pentagon.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.
The U.S. needs Turkey to join the fight against the Islamic State. But Turkey won't do it without dragging the U.S. deeper into Syria's civil war.
With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
As Kurds head to the front lines to fight the Islamic State, they face a Turkish government attacking them from the rear.
Terrible though they may be, even the worst events of late -- from IS to Ebola -- may not make a lasting imprint on the world. Or your investment portfolio.
Ankara can't seem to make up its mind about who's the bigger enemy: the Islamic State or the Kurds.
As Britain grapples with what to do about citizens returning from Syria, a prominent terrorism case raises more questions than answers.
Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.
Halting the violent fracturing of the Middle East requires the U.S. and regional states to stop talking past each other.
Kurdish officials say they have been betrayed by the Turkish government, which is preventing them from fighting the Islamic State in besieged Kobani.
With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.
Airstrikes seem to have mauled a portion of ISIS's oil operations. That could hamstring its finances -- and its war machine.
Fleeing the Islamic State militants, they’ve left behind not only their homes in Syria, but their husbands and sons who have stayed to fight.
As the town of Kobani appears poised to fall to the Islamic State, exclusive, previously classified, State Department cables show how U.S. officials tried to both engage and undermine its Kurdish defenders.
Many of the weapons the militant group fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the United States.
A small clinic in an eastern Turkish city provides Syrians injured in the war with much-needed help. But the facility is quickly running out of cash -- and the doctors who operate it blame the war on the Islamic State for their troubles.
Thousands of people have died this year trying to reach Europe from North Africa’s coasts. But for these would-be migrants, the danger begins long before they take to the sea.
The French government doesn't have to worry about Abu Mariam coming home from the jihad in Syria. He wants to go to heaven.
Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.
America's allies in the fight against the Islamic State may seem willing now. But what happens when they want to start bombing Assad?
The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.