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Middle East Muddle
Middle East Muddle
Jordanians Preparing to Enter Syria?

Humanitarian and possibly military intervention planned.

Middle East Muddle
The Strangest Bedfellows of All

Was the U.S.’s sharing bases with Iranian-backed Shi’a milita ever thought through?

Middle East Muddle
Turkey Refuses to Let US Use Its Air Bases for Attack on ISIS

America’s one NATO ally in the Middle East refuses military cooperation against ISIS.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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