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  • An enemy revisited [Commentary]

    An enemy revisited [Commentary]
    With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their strategic goals fall into step. It is in the interest of neither country to witness the emergence...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says

    Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says
    A militant faction in Syria said it has come up with a smartphone application that improves the accuracy of strikes and helps fighters calculate which weapon best suits the battle objective. The Islamic Front, one of the largest militant umbrella groups...
  • Rachel Marsden: Kerry makes yet another dangerous rush to judgment

    Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another "strong case" based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now it's Russian...
  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...
  • My emotional return to Israel

    As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month. My first trip to Israel in...
  • A Gaza solution: demilitarization

    A Gaza solution: demilitarization
    The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas. That solution, though seemingly...
  • The danger of giving weapons

    The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying...
  • Why Obama has changed his mind on Syria

    President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point last week was in large part a list of all the things he doesn't want to do. He doesn't want to withdraw from the world. At the same time, he doesn't want to use military force to solve every problem....
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...