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.
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.
Turkey is talking tough about the Islamic State. But it’s still not ready for war.
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.
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?
Syrian opposition forces, Obama's key to defeating the Islamic State, say the Pentagon isn't consulting them on airstrikes.
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 Saudis, Qataris, and others are stepping into the fight against Islamic State. Now it's time for them to take the lead.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.
The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain. But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest terror war.
When it comes to fighting terror, America’s leaders have offered nothing but wildly unrealistic strategies destined to fail. And Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State is no different.
But is this just Bibi playing politics?
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.