A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.
Has the Internet and social media primed us to worry too much about improbable threats — and too little about probable ones?
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here's what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
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.