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Searching for friendly rebels
Searching for friendly rebels
A Ray of Light in Syria?

Fighting between rival rebel groups in Syria over the past few days may offer the United States that rarest of opportunities: a second chance. The al-Qaeda-allied ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), which just a week ago controlled a wide swathe of territory in northern and eastern Syria, is reeling from a campaign against it by less extreme rebels.

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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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