Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
Meet Omar: A 43-year-old, well-educated hospital director in Fallujah. Does Iraq have any hope for reconciliation if men like this support 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.
Tiny Jordan's spies have helped the United States hunt down some of its most dangerous enemies. Now Obama is hoping those spooks can beat the Islamic State.
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 president is about to present a strategy for destroying the Islamic State. Too bad it can't be done.
In a world where our enemies don't wear uniforms, our allies don't have to, either.
The threat of British jihadists can't be an excuse for the country to abandon its foundational principles.
Sotloff, Foley, and the doctors fighting Ebola are part of a vital breed of first responders demanded by a new global reality.
A few lines, buried deep in the 2015 appropriations bill, could be a nightmare for American detainees and the State Department.
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.
From spies in the defense team to secret kill switches in the courtroom, the list of government perversions of an already-broken trial system is making the quest for justice endless.
The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui?
Even on the country's raucous Internet, users are mourning the journalist's death and criticizing media outlets who do not.
The Islamic State has conquered much of Iraq with the help of Saddam’s cronies. Now the men America once discarded could help win the country back.
Why can't British intelligence prevent men like James Foley's killer from fighting in Iraq -- or coming home?
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
A Yazidi family, safe for now, takes temporary shelter in Northern Iraq along the border with Syria.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
Chinese media lights up after a Hong Kong weekly says IS aims to expand into Xinjiang.
It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.