Why al Qaeda, not the Islamic State, is still the most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth.
The dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports has steadily ratcheted up this year. Now they are fighting in court over $100 million of oil anchored outside of Houston.
After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.
Before ISIS stomped Mosul and turned Iraq upside down, it slowly crushed its enemies to death in Raqqa.
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.