Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.
By burying the Kurdish conflict, Turkey has made it that much more difficult to resolve.
Russia left as the main power broker as the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria continues.
Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles since the 19th century. A scholar explains the origins of Kurdistan's relative gender equality in a mostly conservative Muslim region.
The Turkish offensive in northern Syria not only threatens international security, but destroys hope for a democratic alternative in the Middle East.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Turkey may be sinking deeper in the Syrian conflict.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
The US president's latest announcement portends a worrying outcome in a part of the world riven by years of conflict.
After years of tensions over northern Syria, the US and Turkey have agreed to establish safe zones. Why now?
Kurdish female fighters are on the front lines of conflicts in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, and they bring their particular brand of radical feminism with them.
The Kurdistan Workers' Party is under mounting pressure.
Turkey's priorities in Syria just don't match the US's – and its increasingly authoritarian domestic politics don't help.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
Westerners consistently misunderstand and overestimate the threat of terrorism, and often gloss over the specific reasons behind attacks.
The people of Turkey have less and less access to independent news.
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.