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.
The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.
Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start -- but not enough.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.