President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
In a region now crowded with failed states, a murderous terrorist group has gained a foothold, changing the power dynamics and the United States needs to pay attention.
The Iraqi Army claims that Baghdad is secure. But in Abu Ghraib, just 40 minutes away, the Islamic State’s presence can be felt everywhere.
The refugees who once captured the world's attention now sit outside the spotlight, wondering how they will survive the winter.
Obama's small war means big profits -- and little oversight -- for defense contractors and hired guns.
The Islamic State is raising an army of child soldiers, and the West could be fighting them for generations to come.
The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.
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.
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?
One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of auction houses, not the Pentagon.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
Washington is making all its favorite mistakes in (another) Iraq war.
Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.
Seven years on, the United States is still failing the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters it once promised visas. And the rise of the Islamic State makes their plight more urgent than ever.
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.
As Kurds head to the front lines to fight the Islamic State, they face a Turkish government attacking them from the rear.
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.
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.
Halting the violent fracturing of the Middle East requires the U.S. and regional states to stop talking past each other.
With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.
Airstrikes seem to have mauled a portion of ISIS's oil operations. That could hamstring its finances -- and its war machine.
As the town of Kobani appears poised to fall to the Islamic State, exclusive, previously classified, State Department cables show how U.S. officials tried to both engage and undermine its Kurdish defenders.
Leon Panetta's new book is yanking Hillary Clinton into a debate she doesn't want to have: whether Obama lost Iraq.
Yes, crude oil is still in headlong retreat from its summertime peak. But that doesn't mean that all petrostates are trembling.
The nation's spies feel that the president is throwing them under the bus -- again.