The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.
Why al Qaeda, not the Islamic State, is still the most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth.
As Washington awaits the release of the highly classified probe into the CIA's torture program, John Brennan's integrity is being questioned just when the agency needs it most.
With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Since Boko Haram seized the girls of Chibok, Nigeria has racked up the world’s highest terrorism fatality rate -- and the country is beset by nasty conspiracy theories about who is to blame.
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?
Iraq’s Sunnis turned against radical jihadists once. Will they do so again?
Somali terrorists, tribal divisions, and political opportunists are conspiring to put the east African nation in a dangerous spot.
Dozens of Americans are spending this July 4 as hostages in far-off lands. Washington should do more to get them back.
If ISIS attacks Jordan, neither the United States nor Israel will be able to stay out of the fray.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
These are the seven men who could replace him.
A post-9/11 program meant to be temporary is likely to be renewed until at least 2019.
Iran may have been behind a deadly bombing in Argentina two decades ago. Now the two countries meet on the pitch.
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Not long ago, stability and security in Iraq seemed possible. Maliki's corruption shattered any hope of that.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
Militants in Iraq and Syria are trying to re-create a nation that never existed.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters honed their skills fighting for independence from Iraq. Now they are the front line against ISIS.