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.
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.
The brazen attacks in Mosul and Karachi are just the latest signs that the bad guys are gaining momentum.
Can President Obama’s counterterrorism partnership plan really work without any attempt at nation building?
Is retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar finally reining in out-of-control Islamist militias, or is he dealing a body blow to this country's hope for democracy?
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.
And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
The White House is promising to give allies around the world $5 billion to fight terrorists. But America’s been doing that for years -- and no one seems to know what this new program is.
The president's proposed counterterrorism plan might appear underwhelming, but doing more -- or doing less -- is not an option.
Old 'people's war' tactics are being mobilized against a new threat.
Kenya's counterterrorism approach following the Westgate Mall attack is crude -- and may actually be spawning more violence.
China's online community laments the latest violent attack in the western region of Xinjiang.
Beijing and Washington's very different response to the latest deadly attack in Xinjiang.
Richard Clarke's new thriller about the U.S. drone program hits surprisingly close to home. But is the administration insider a critic of Obama's war on terror?
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
The state isn't trying to use Boko Haram as a political tool -- it's just been totally useless in doing anything to defeat it.
Why women are the "spoils of war" in Nigeria and around the world -- and nobody cares.