War Against ISIS Poised To Expand Into Libya?

Get ready for an expansion of the war against ISIS into Libya, because it’s probably not far away.

Consensus Continues To Grow That Russian Airliner Was Taken Out By A Bomb

The investigation continues, but the consensus seems to be growing that Metrojet 9268 was taken out by a bomb.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server in the wake of reports about highly classified information in her email.

Turkish Governing Party Loses Parliamentary Majority In Elections

Turkey’s governing party suffered big setbacks at the ballot box yesterday.

Rand Paul Says It Was A Mistake To Depose Saddam Hussein And Qaddafi

Rand Paul bucks Republican orthodoxy on Iraq, Libya, and negotiations with Iran.

Cuba To Be Removed From List Of Terrorist States

Another step forward for U.S.-Cuban relations.

US, UK Declare Victory in Helmand and Go Home

We’ve handed off operations in Helmand Province to the Afghanistan army.

Turkish Forces Bomb Kurdish Positions

The Turks have entered the conflict in Syria. Unfortunately for the United States, it’s not on the side we would prefer.

Hamid Karzai Blasts United States In Farewell Address

Before leaving office, Hamid Karzai is once again biting that hand that has fed him for the past decade.

Before We Go To War Against ISIS, We Need To Answer Some Questions

If the President is going to increase American involvement in the Middle East, he needs to address some fundamental questions first.

Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

A major escalation.

The Case Against American Action In Iraq

Iraq’s problems cannot be fixed by the United States.

New Sanctions Announced Against Russia, But It’s Unclear Russia Will Care

The U.S. and Europe have announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but it’s not clear that the Russians will be motivated to change course.

Russia Getting Ready To Escalate In Ukraine?

Things are getting serious in eastern Ukraine.

Despite A Plethora Of World Crises, Americans Oppose Greater Foreign Intervention

Crisis seems to be brewing all over the world, but the American people aren’t persuaded that it’s necessary for the United States to act.

ISIS Threatening To Open A New Front In Lebanon

Is ISIS about to make the situation in the Levant even worse?

Is The Iraq War To Blame For Iraq’s Current Crisis?

Recent events in Iraq have opened up old domestic political arguments in the United States.

Obama Is Not To Blame For The Deterioration Of Iraq, And The U.S. Can’t Fix It

Iraq is falling apart for reasons that have nothing to do with President Obama or his policies.

Insurgents Continue Advance Toward Baghdad

It’s sure beginning to look like a civil war in Iraq, albeit a rather one sided one at the moment.

As Militants Advance, Iraqis Look To U.S. For Help

The Iraqi government seems to be panicking.

Nigeria Delaying Search For Missing Schoolgirls

The search for more than 200 missing Nigerian schoolgirls is not going well, and part of the blame lies with the Nigerian government.

Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Challenge Fades Away

The GOP “establishment” keeps beating back challenges.

Most Americans Now See Iraq And Afghanistan Wars As Failures

Most Americans now see America’s decade of war as a failure.

War As Aspirational

Why do we persist in going to war?

Robert Gates: Invading Iraq Diverted Attention From The War On Terror

Former SecDef Robert Gates is among those who believes that the Iraq War unduly diverted attention from fighting the War On Terror.

Al Qaeda Runs Falluja Now

If you’re still not convinced that we lost the war in Iraq, this should settle the argument.

Afghanistan Most Unpopular War Ever?

The “good war” no more.

The USA v. the FARC

Newly disclosed details about the US role in Colombia.

The Coffee Insurgency?

The Economist reports that “The coffee insurgency” is winning.

Nomination Mechanisms and GOP Party Evolution?

Time to watch a bit of true American exceptionalism in action.

Syrian Anti-Regime Forces Carry Out Mass Executions

Anti-Assad forces are committing atrocities in Aleppo.

Hundreds of al Qaeda Militants Freed in Iraq Jailbreak

As many as 500 convicted al Qaeda terrorists were released Sunday night as part of a surge of violence that has killed thousands since April.

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they take up positions prior to an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor July 11, 2013. Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they take up positions prior to an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor July 11, 2013.

Syrian Opposition Fractures Further; FSA at War With al Qaeda

Ostensible allies in the fight against the Assad regime, al Qaeda and the Free Syrian Army are killing each other.

Time To Reassess George W. Bush?

There seems to be an effort underway to reassess the legacy of our 43rd President.

The Unanswered Question About Drones

Rand Paul’s questions about the nation’s drone war were only the beginning.

Zero U.S. Troops In Afghanistan After 2014 A Possibility

The idea of completely pulling out of Afghanistan after 2014 is very compelling.