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As Iraq Disintegrates
As Iraq Disintegrates
Iraqi Civilian Deaths Highest Since 2007

Or possibly even worse, according to some figures.

As Iraq Disintegrates
Iranian Pilot Killed in Iraq

Iran suffered its first acknowledged military casualty of the war in the Fertile Crescent. As the Administration continues to ponder its options, events are accelerating.

As Iraq Disintegrates
U.S. to Kurds: Help Fix Iraq

Secretary of State Kerry met with Kurdish leaders on Tuesday, while Vice President Biden and Turkish PM Erdogan discussed keeping the autonomous region in Iraq. But the Kurds have newfound oil wealth and hold the only secure segment of a disintegrating country. Will they enter the fray or forge a separate destiny?

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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