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Defeating ISIS
Go Local

Feckless, strategy-less bombing campaigns cannot defeat the Islamic State. We need an approach that recognizes and engages local social realities.

Ending al-Qaeda

Now that Osama bin Laden is no more, we should push our advantage. We have a most unusual source to show us how.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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