This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.
How did a small community of Yazidis from Lincoln, Nebraska, convince the White House to go to war in Iraq?
Portraits of ragtag fighters from Sinjar, Iraq, rallying to protect their homeland.
A Yazidi family, safe for now, takes temporary shelter in Northern Iraq along the border with Syria.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
We may be watching the deliberate destruction of Aramaic, unfolding in real time.
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.
In order to get Iraq right in 2014, politicians have to admit that they got Iraq wrong in 2003.
Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam looms as an epoch-defining failure.
America's rescue mission in Iraq is going to be messier, longer, and more expensive than the White House wants to admit.
Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.
Don't be fooled by the Iraq airstrikes. He's the risk-averse president he's always been -- and that should be just fine by us.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been outgunned and in retreat from the Islamic State. But not for long, they say.
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.
President Obama's limited engagement in Iraq is an insult to the people of Syria -- and does nothing to help prevent further violence.
The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
Every time the U.S. touches the Middle East, it makes things worse. It's time to walk away and not look back.
In the lands of the Old Testament, an endangered religious minority is being wiped out by the brutal Islamic State.
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.