Josh Rogin is a former senior correspondent for national security and politics for The Daily Beast. He previously worked at NewsweekForeign Policy magazine, Congressional Quarterly, Federal Computer Week magazine, and Japan’s leading daily newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun. He hails from Philadelphia and 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.

Missing Men

There will be no Syrians at Tuesday’s 21-nation coalition meeting on ISIS, as the U.S. makes clear to the existing moderate Syrian rebels they are not part of the mission.