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.
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.