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Afghanistan in Peril
Afghanistan in Peril
Is the Afghan Government on the Brink of Collapse?

With U.S. troops likely to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely, and dogged resistance from ISIS and the Taliban ongoing, what does Obama have to show for his Afghanistan strategy?

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Rising?

The world President Obama is preparing to leave behind him increasingly doesn’t look like the one he promised on the campaign trail in 2008.

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Resurgent in Helmand Province

The provincial capital of Lashkar Gah is reportedly in a state of panic as outlying towns and hamlets fall one-by-one to the Taliban.

Afghanistan in Peril
A Bloody Summer Ahead in Afghanistan

As the Taliban attacks Kunduz, questions arise about U.S. policy.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

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

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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