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Carrying a Little Stick
Carrying a Little Stick
Degrade and Destroy ISIS…But Not for a Couple of Months

Iraqi and Syrian forces may not be ready to go for a few months—but don’t count on ISIS to sit still until then.

Carrying a Little Stick
As Anbar Falls, Are Any Americans on the Ground There?

Reports suggest that, yet again, despite the Obama Administration’s bellicose rhetoric, American forces are being deployed too few and too late to the fight.

Carrying a Little Stick
U.S. Airstrikes in Syria May Actually Be Bolstering ISIS's Position

American airstrikes aren’t doing much damage to ISIS—just giving our enemies cause to ally with each other.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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