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?
With the country collapsing around him, Nouri al-Maliki's strongman image is a sham. And that's exactly why he's so dangerous.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.
But it is America's job to help Baghdad beat back the new threat from al Qaeda.
Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making all the same mistakes that the United States once made in Anbar. Can he change course before al Qaeda overruns the restive province?
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
By lashing out at Turkey and Kurdistan, Baghdad could make a tense situation worse.
The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.
Do tribal warriors in Fallujah and Ramadi have what it takes to rout al Qaeda?
To win back Fallujah, Nouri al-Maliki doesn't need to negotiate -- he needs to fight.
Six events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2014.
New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.