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The Battle of Kobani
The Battle of Kobani
Turks Allow Peshmerga to Cross into Kobani

Turkey is set to allow the Iraqi Peshmerga into Kobani, and the U.S. has started to airdrop weapons and supplies to the Kurds defending the town.

The Battle of Kobani
The Obama Administration, Turkey, and Syria’s Kurds

The U.S. needs to act quickly to stop the Islamic State from overrunning the Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The fall of Kobani would have a devastating impact not just on the Kurds in the region, but on the credibility of America’s anti-ISIS strategy as well.

The Battle of Kobani
Fighting in the Streets of Kobani Has Turkey Talking Intervention

The fighting in Kobani and continued advance of ISIS on the Turkish border has spurred Turkey’s President and PM to suggest they would be willing to commit ground troops.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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