Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Obama's declaration that "America must move off a permanent war footing" wasn't the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address.
CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell says the fall of Bashar Assad's regime would have "disastrous consequences," suggesting his opposition to sending more weapons to Syria.
Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let's resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let's say 'lesson learned.'
DC credibility, Netanyahu's red line, and shame about nuclear disarmament.
One longs for the heyday of ancient Timbuktu, when African scholars pored studiously over learned manuscripts in quiet libraries.
What has been largely been reported as a civil war in Syria is, in fact, no such thing.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
The arrest of a "suspected" Hezbollah operative who is "suspected" of a plan to kill Israeli tourists has become the equivalent of an actual terrorist attack.