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Joseph Braude
Changing the Channel
It’s Not Just the Jihadi Web

We need to shut down jihadi television too.

Fighting ISIS on the Airwaves
The Warrior King

The world cheered at recent rumors that King Abdullah of Jordan would personally take part in air raids against ISIS. Here’s why the morale-boosting social media sensation was probably no accident.

Learning Logic in the Middle East

Fledgling projects seek to fight Islamic extremism by introducing critical thinking and the scientific method to Arab societies. They may already be influencing education and government-run media.

Unlikely Reformers?
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Saudi Reforms Rising Quietly from Within

The kingdom’s push against the Muslim Brotherhood could provide an opportunity to move Saudi society away from religious extremism.

China's Soft Power
Radio Beijing in the Middle East

China’s Arabic-language television and radio outreach efforts don’t compare to America’s in traditional measures like audience size. But sometimes how many people are tuning in isn’t as important as who is tuning in.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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