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Middle East In Flames
Middle East In Flames
Is Saudi Arabia Using ISIS Fears to Bolster Alliance Against Iran?

Saudi Arabia has quadrupled the budget of the Lebanese military in the past nine months. Is this simply to ward off ISIS, or part of something bigger?

Middle East In Flames
How Iraq Was Lost

Who lost Iraq? The longest-serving American official in Iraq paints a detailed and nuanced, but ultimately damning picture of how bad U.S. policy helped the country unravel.

Middle East In Flames
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Iraq: What a Way To Go

The Iraqi state in its historic territorial configuration is gone—solid gone, and it ain’t coming back. Time to start thinking hard about next steps.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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