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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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Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

K-12 Blues

Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.

Crude Economics

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

travails of Trumpcare

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.

Survey Says

But the dictatorship lives on.

The North American Energy Boom

Existing Albertan oil sands operations are poised for big growth in the coming years.

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