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President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to 'destroy' the Islamic State. The extremists are likely hearing he has zero points. Here's a closer look.
With NATO, Iran, reluctant Mideast allies and Kurdish separatist rebels, what could go wrong?
The pros and cons of an intervention that would likely benefit a president the US has sworn to bring down.
The president has promised to ‘see that justice is done’ for the brutal killing of journalist James Foley. But what does that actually mean?
The United States is grappling with the risk level of the extremist militants retaliating as Obama inserts military might into Iraq.
Putin’s new restrictions on imported agricultural products may finally do what US sanctions haven't: make Russians mad.
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Tuesday in a green-on-blue shooting that left many others injured. He was the first US general killed on an overseas battlefield since the Vietnam War.
Think the conflict in Ukraine is bad? It’s just another day in the life of the Russian president.
Think things are bad? You don’t know the half of it.
Now here’s a scary news mash-up: What if Putin were Obama and separatists in Ukraine were US-backed rebels in Syria? With the downed Malaysia airliner, we may have just caught a glimpse of a worst-case scenario.
News analysis: All agree that the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight is a tragedy and an outrage. What is less clear is what to do about it.
Not likely, but don’t get too excited just yet.
The ISIL isn't alone in making the most of a messy situation.
It's been in the cards for a long time.
Radical Islamists, sectarian violence, uncooperative governments. It’s looking like a repeat of some of the worst days. Will we get it right this time?
Bergdahl is the new Benghazi, Obama is a Muslim, and terrorists are set loose upon the world. Can things get any weirder?
Analysis: Everybody was expecting a major foreign policy revamp. But the president broke no new ground and struck a defensive pose in his West Point address.
Will the Kyiv ‘fascists’ talk to the ‘terrorists’ from the east?
The subversive message of Soviet spy drama 'The Americans.'
There was actually more violence this time, but you didn't hear it from the press. Journalists are now admitting to a blackout.