Josh Rogin is a Washington Post foreign policy columnist and CNN political analyst. He has reported for The Daily Beast, Bloomberg View, Foreign Policy, Congressional Quarterly, Federal Computer Week, and Japan’s Asahi Shimbun. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Disappearing Ally

Months after the president stepped in to save the Yazidis from genocide, the airstrikes have slowed to a trickle. Supplies have dried up. And ISIS is closing in on Mount Sinjar again.

Agree to Disagree?

The secretary of state has been trying to thaw U.S.-Russian relations, but the Kremlin just won’t play ball. Now he says they agreed to work together on ISIS—and Russia is denying it.


Carl Levin, head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, now says the U.S. needs to create a buffer zone in Syria for the rebels, using Turkish troops and American airpower.

Winning Strategy

Jihadis pouring across the border. Obama powerless to respond to the chaos. Democrats out to lunch. That’s the picture GOP campaigns and political groups are painting—and it’s working.

Ground Forces

Josh Rogin joins CNN Newsroom to discuss the upcoming meeting of the ISIS coalition, its decision not to include representatives of forces inside that country, and whether that coalition's airstrikes can work without coordinating with forces on the ground.