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Aleppo Teeters on the Brink

Assad’s forces have recaptured a third of the rebel stronghold, in what could be a major turning point.

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A Post-ISIS Recovery Plan for Syria

Recognizing and supporting a provisional government in opposition-controlled Syria could cool down the conflict while keeping pressure on Assad.

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Grounding Assad

A no-fly zone in Syria, though difficult to arrange, could prove pivotal in ending the ongoing civil war.

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Follyanna?

Has the President been a much savvier operator in Syria than he’s been given credit for, or is he a strategically incoherent improviser of last resort? Perhaps a bit of both.

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The Next Stage of Barbarity

Human shields may be just the start in Syria.

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Russia’s Third Circles

The Pentagon is flummoxed as to what Russia’s intentions are in Syria. Please allow me to clear up the confusion.

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Hezbollah to Battle al Qaeda in Syria

Is Lebanon about to get sucked into the Syrian Civil War?

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separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

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