Why the Obama administration keeps making the same mistakes over and over.
Can the Kurds prevent Maliki from sabotaging the country's oil infrastructure?
The man who helped convince the United States to invade Iraq has spent the last decade in the political wilderness. But now, with his country in chaos, he could be its next leader.
The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.
Why is a barbaric medieval caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?
Iraq’s Sunnis turned against radical jihadists once. Will they do so again?
Facing threats from all directions, King Abdullah moves to get his foreign-policy team in place -- and quell infighting within the royal family.
Obama may finally have changed his calculus on Syria -- but is his plan for the U.S. to train rebels two years too late?
With the crisis in Iraq worsening, how involved should India get in the Middle East?
Insurgents may threaten Iraq's dams as much as its oil -- with potentially dire consequences.
We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
Why the administration’s muddy logic for intervention on behalf of a deeply unpopular central government will get America engaged in a Middle Eastern civil war.
Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.
It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
Will Assad agree to a political solution? Can ISIS be defeated? A sobering report from the latest PeaceGame.
These are the seven men who could replace him.