Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start -- but not enough.
For the Syrian refugee cast members of a new theater production of the Euripides classic, "The Women of Troy," insult follows injury.
Why al Qaeda might be the biggest winner of America's airstrikes on the Islamic State.
Is the Khorasan Group as dangerous as the White House is making it out to be?
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 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's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
The 49 Turkish diplomats captured by the jihadist group in Mosul may now be free, but Ankara still has many reasons to think twice about confronting the extremists on its border.
Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.
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.