The Petraeuses aren’t the military family we should be worried about.
David Petraeus had critics before scandal struck -- they just tended to fly under the radar.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
How ExxonMobil's God Pod beat Iraq's oil chieftains at their own game.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
Can Syria's Kurds take advantage of the civil war to form their own government? Or are they too busy starting their own civil war?
How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.
Petraeus tried to warn Assad about the foreign fighters in Iraq. Now they're coming for him.
Michael R. Gordon's story overstates the importance of a review I ordered on Iraq.
A year and a half before the surge, a secret review group in Baghdad recommended a drastic change in U.S. strategy. If that advice had been heeded, might the war have turned out differently? An exclusive excerpt from The Endgame, a new book on America's final days in Iraq.
Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate may be controversial. But it's safe to say he's probably less trouble than these five veeps.
Is anyone prepared for the unintended consequences of the war for Syria?
Mesopotamia is once again descending into sectarian violence. Too bad nobody in the United States understands what's happening on the ground.
Why President Obama's kill list controversy is only good news for his reelection campaign.
The hardest part of solving the nuclear crisis with Iran? Defining success.
Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.
Barack Obama is much stronger on foreign policy than Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie suggest.
The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it.
Cheer up. It's really bad. But all's not lost.
A guided tour of the Iraqi capital's elaborate artifice, in all its absurd finery, as the Arab League summit rolled into town.