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Aleppo’s Crows

The fall of the Syrian city to Assad’s forces marks a grim ending to Pax Americana in the Middle East.

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Aleppo’s Last Stand

The fall of Aleppo is a major coup for Assad, but it hardly spells the end of the war.

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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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Higher Education Watch

She is right to worry about the political orientation of the academic class and the way it affects our broader public discourse. But the critique she made was not particularly accurate, or productive.

Critical Thinking

Wind and solar have to solve structural problems before they can take over the world.

Duterte Harry

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seems to be tightening his grip over the Senate, sidelining rivals opposed to his drug war.

Fuzzy Math

Riyadh says Saudi Aramco is worth $2 trillion. Analysts say it’s worth as little as $400 billion. Who’s right?

Dutch Election Watch

Whatever the outcome of the Dutch elections, Geert van Wilders has already shifted the public discourse, leading mainstream politicians to tack to the right on the EU and migration.

unions versus the public

The purple state push for public sector union reform is a good thing for taxpayers and quality of governance.

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