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President Obama’s Rights and Wrongs

The President may be right about certain key points on the terrorism portfolio, but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t also managed to screw up the regional policy in which that portfolio is nested.

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ISIS Flag Appears at European Protests

Anti-Israel protestors in Europe are flying the black ISIS flag. This is not only a sign of the growing threat of anti-Semitism in Europe, but could also pose new challenges for Europe’s anti-terror policies.

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Tunisia Cracks Down Hard on Militants

Tunisia’s adoption of a liberal constitution is not the end of the story for the most successful of the Arab Spring nations. Its government is cracking down hard on Islamist militants, and though it appears to be having some success, it would be a mistake to think its future is secure.

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Volgograd Bombing Raises Stakes For Putin

The world is getting used to horrendous bomb attacks and tens of millions of people now live in countries where terror aimed at innocent civilians has become almost a normal tool of politics. It is easy to become callous and indifferent to daily reports of dozens killed by these methods, and to accept the unacceptable as the new normal. That tendency needs to be fought against, and whether the murders take place in Bagdad, the Sinai, Syria or Volgograd, we should fight the tendency to turn the victims into statistics.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.


Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

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