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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
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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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.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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