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The Islamic State
The Islamic State
The Raqqa Imperative

The United States and its allies against the Islamic State face a major choice in its next target: the Iraqi city of Mosul, or the IS “capital” of Raqqa.

The Islamic State
A Security Threat at Europe’s Doorstep

IS poses a terrorist threat unlike any Europe has faced before.

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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.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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