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Back to Iraq
Gen. Dempsey Talks Ground Troops Again

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey has announced that he is considering a direct combat role for U.S. troops in Iraq. How will the White House respond this time?

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The Agony of Obama's Middle East Policy

The Obama administration finds itself in the increasingly difficult position of preserving its ephemeral gains in negotiations with Iran while facing the daunting task of figuring out a way to stabilize the Sunni world across the Middle East.

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Deal or No Deal

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

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.

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