The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
The grisly murder of four rabbis in Jerusalem marks the latest attack in a wave of violence that Israeli leaders are struggling to contain.
The United States and its allies are ramping up efforts to strangle the terrorist group's main source of income, though it's still unclear just how much oil the Islamic State pumps and sells.
With the Islamic State on their doorstep, Kurdish leaders have scaled back their once grandiose ambitions to focus on ensuring the survival of their enclave.
In the Age of Fear, the sensational always overtakes the important.
The number of refugees fleeing Syria has dropped dramatically -- but that's not good news. In fact, it's terrible.
U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.
The midterm drubbing wasn't a referendum on Obama's foreign policy. In the next two years, he should double down and stick to his guns.
The sloppy, pop-humanitarian coverage of the Boko Haram cease-fire-that-wasn't isn't just bad journalism -- it's a missed opportunity.
In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
In a region now crowded with failed states, a murderous terrorist group has gained a foothold, changing the power dynamics and the United States needs to pay attention.
The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?
An exclusive excerpt from “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear.”
Trying to stop lone-wolf terrorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.
Doubling down on counterterrorism at home and abroad won’t make Canada a safer place.
The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.
The green-eyeshades crew is taking the lead in trying to choke off the illicit millions that fund the terrorist group. But the Islamic State's own overreach may cost it more than sanctions.
The West is terrified of foreign fighters returning from Iraq and Syria. But not all of them are trying to bring jihad with them.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
How long can Iraq’s besieged forces hold out against the Islamic State?
Americans have good reason to be afraid of another attack on U.S. soil -- only it's not going to come from the Islamic State.
Syria's moderate rebels are brawling among themselves in the streets of Turkey. And these are the people the White House wants to arm?
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.
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?
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.