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Iran Forges Ahead With Its Ballistic Missiles

The theory that engagement would lead to Iran becoming a peaceful stakeholder in the broader Middle East is taking a beating.

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Some Measure of Peace in Iraq?

Baghdad and Erbil have buried the hatchet over a long-running oil revenue dispute.

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In Seeking DĂ©tente, Don’t Leave Americans Behind

The Obama Administration is racing the clock to reach historic accords with two of America’s long-standing foes, Iran and Cuba. As it tries to strike a deal, it mustn’t forget the plight of five U.S. citizens imprisoned in those two countries.

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Baghdad and Kurds Resolve Oil Dispute

Iraq’s central government struck a deal over Kurdish oil late last week resolving a longstanding dispute. It’s welcome news, but the barriers to Iraq’s political and military effectiveness remain steep.

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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.

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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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