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Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
October 21, 2014
ISIS' Foreign Fighters

Denmark’s Deluded Policy For Returning Jihadis

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Network News

Watch WRM and Francis Fukuyama Talk About ISIS

Some representatives of the American Interest were on CNN recently talking about President Obama’s strategies for dealing with ISIS.

Reddit AMA

Tune in to Walter Russell Mead’s AMA Tomorrow

TAI Editor-at-Large Walter Russell Mead will be conducting a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” tomorrow, October 22, at 2 p.m. EDT, so start thinking of any questions you’d like to have answered!

The Post-Snowden Age

ISIS Goes Offline

The group has embraced a social media blackout to guard against data monitoring by the U.S. Are we seeing the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations?

Art and Responsibility

Klinghoffer: A Night at the Opera

John Adams’ Klinghoffer may portray Leon Klinghoffer’s murderers in a more sympathetic light than many might prefer, but it is neither an endorsement of nor an apology for the murder. It is, however, a morally questionable production, as the composer and librettist turned a family’s private grief into a public spectacle—against their will.

Sunni vs. Shiite

Saudis Sentence Leading Shiite Cleric to Death

Prosecutors request beheading, then crucifixion.

The Protests in Hong Kong

Has Beijing Lost Taiwan for Good?

Taipei is very closely watching Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong—and so far it doesn’t like what it sees.

October 20, 2014

Episode 37: Insidious Ebola and Crude Economics

Good evening, podcast listeners. This week we invite two expert guests on the show to discuss a pair of issues that have been making big headlines lately: Virginia Tech’s Patrick S. Roberts speaks with host Richard Aldous about the international response to the deadly Ebola virus, and the CFR’s Michael Levi looks at the wide-ranging implications of plunging oil prices.

The Battle of Kobani

Turks Allow Peshmerga to Cross into Kobani

Turkey is set to allow the Iraqi Peshmerga into Kobani, and the U.S. has started to airdrop weapons and supplies to the Kurds defending the town.


Ukraine and Russia Tentatively Agree on Interim Gas Deal

Kiev and Moscow have reportedly reached an interim deal to supply Ukraine with Russian gas this winter. But the quantities involved won’t cover demand if this winter turns out to be a cold one, and the West will likely have to step in to help cover the costs.

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