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.
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.