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Defeating ISIS
Defeating ISIS
ISIS Lost 22% of Territory Since Start of 2015

U.S. taking out more leaders, but bombings are down.

Defeating ISIS
Russia Admits It Was a Bomb

The conveniently-timed announcement came hours before Putin happily agreed to help France attack ISIS.

Defeating ISIS
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The Unintended Consequences of the U.S.-Turkey Deal

For the U.S., the price for Turkey’s participation in the anti-ISIS coalition may be too high.

Defeating ISIS
Go Local

Feckless, strategy-less bombing campaigns cannot defeat the Islamic State. We need an approach that recognizes and engages local social realities.

Defeating ISIS
Crash Their Comms

Jihadi use of the internet and social media has become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous in the dawning era of cyberwar. We must close down their websites, not write reports on them.

Defeating ISIS
Deploy Satire

Radical Islamists, earnest to a fault, have no sense of humor. It’s a shortcoming we should exploit.

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Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

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Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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