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Leading from Behind
Leading from Behind
Kurds: Iraq Won’t Be Ready to Take Mosul

Erbil said the Obama plan took the Kurds by surprise.

Leading from Behind
ISIS Advances in Syria Despite US Airstrikes

The USAF is an unrivaled tool. But with no larger strategy directing the air campaign in Syria, we should not be surprised at the results.

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Border Bluster

Russia continues to taunt Georgia by moving the border of South Ossetia, but don’t expect a change in policy from Tbilisi.

brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

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