Obama may finally have changed his calculus on Syria -- but is his plan for the U.S. to train rebels two years too late?
With the crisis in Iraq worsening, how involved should India get in the Middle East?
Insurgents may threaten Iraq's dams as much as its oil -- with potentially dire consequences.
We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
Why the administration’s muddy logic for intervention on behalf of a deeply unpopular central government will get America engaged in a Middle Eastern civil war.
Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.
It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.
In the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan, the insurgents are not often what they seem.
A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.
Why aren't Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube doing more to keep ISIS from spreading hatred and violence on social media?
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.