Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
How the president of good and evil bromanced Vladimir Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice.
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.
Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
The U.S. media continue to tiptoe around the horrors of war. It's time to put more violence on TV.
The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.
Why Obama should bomb Assad the way Clinton bombed Saddam.
The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?
How al Qaeda broke hundreds of bad guys out of the world’s most notorious jail -- and what it means for America.
A guide to the most critical readings on Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, and U.S. counterterrorism.
Russia's our No. 1 enemy -- and Snowden's just the tip of the iceberg.
Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.
No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.