Chuck Hagel's resignation - the latest soap opera to hit the Obama adminstration - is a sign of severe dysfunction. The team of rivals has disintegrated, with many of them becoming a thorn in the president’s side as he limps on for a final two years.
Under the surface of World Order is a searing critique of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. While Obama has embraced the label of “realist”, this is not a realism that Kissinger recognises.
The US risks amplifying the message that IS and similar groups have been trying to spread for years.
David Cameron hinted that the UK will soon join the US in air strikes on Islamic State.
If you’re playing a loser’s game, strategy is unnecessary. You avoid errors, but in dangerous times risk being buffeted by events.
The Prime Minister and US President have vowed against isolationism in the face of Islamic militants and the situation in Ukraine; will Cameron finally clarify Britain's stance on air strikes against Islamic State?
The destruction of this caliphate must come from a Muslim-led force.
Iraq is rapidly spiralling into an unprecedented situation - and the international community is standing by.
Last summer's defeat over Syria has made the PM wary of intervention.