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.
The four horsemen of intervention in the Syria conflict are gathering steam. Here’s why they’re wrong.
The secret to getting it right in the world's most volatile region is admitting when you're wrong.
American talking heads say that Iran is the key to defeating ISIS. But those in the know say the two "enemies" are actually secret allies.
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Following a string of military victories, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is approaching Baghdad.
Limited U.S. airstrikes against ISIS would be quick and decisive. They're also a terrible idea.
Not long ago, stability and security in Iraq seemed possible. Maliki's corruption shattered any hope of that.
The Obama administration once paved the way for Nouri al-Maliki to hold on to power despite losing an election. With Iraq engulfed in civil war, is it time for him to go?
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.
Islamist militants haven't touched Iraqi oil production or exports yet, but they threaten Iraq's all-important future prospects.
How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters honed their skills fighting for independence from Iraq. Now they are the front line against ISIS.
Why is bombing the only option in Washington's policy toolkit?
The United States tried to build a stable state in Iraq. We should've known better.
Obama pulled the United States out of Iraq without actually ending the war. And now we're paying for it.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
As ISIS rolls toward Baghdad, the Kurds are gaining oil, ground, and power.
First Crimea, now Iraq. Why does America's $50 billion intelligence community keep getting taken by surprise?
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?