A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant — but is it wrong?
In Iraq and Syria, the president is taking the kinds of risks he usually avoids. If he can — somehow — get Iran on board, he could leave office with something to be proud of.
Obama’s Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it’s not for the reason you think.
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
As Obama tucks further into his shell, I’m headed out again to see the world.