The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.
For the first time since the military defeat of the Islamic State, Iraqis are voting for a new parliament. And Tehran and Washington aren’t getting in the way.
Airstrikes against Syria may galvanize support against the United States.
The United States is pursuing a worst-of-both-worlds mix of hawkish confrontation and strategic retrenchment.
Without territory, the Islamic State has quickly reverted back to its origins as a terrorist group.
U.S.-made tanks that fell into militia hands have sparked a standoff with Baghdad over assistance.
With the Islamic State on the brink of military defeat, the State Department is poised to eliminate the office charged with coordinating the fight.
McMaster, Mattis, and Tillerson are having tough conversations with Turkish counterparts.
Russia's highly-touted peace conference to end the war in Syria was an utter debacle.
The past year gives no indication that Trump is ready for a military crisis in the Middle East.
The Islamic State's campaign for the hearts and minds of Syrian children may have laid the groundwork for its resurgence.
The country’s civil war is over — and an entirely new one has started, with the United States at the center of it.