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The World Ignites
The World Ignites
Is the Middle East Fighting a New Thirty Years War?

The West is weary of war in the Middle East—but what about those who are fighting it? This could be just the beginning.

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Another Road to War in the Middle East

Iraqi troops fled the border with Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis sent 30,000 troops to fill the gap. Yet another major American ally moves closer to war.

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What Could Get Obama into a Middle East War

Jordan is vulnerable to ISIS. That poses a serious problem for both the U.S. and Israel.

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Kerry Strikes Out in Iraq, Egypt

Egypt and Iraq both ignored Secretary of State John Kerry this week. This was not a freak occurrence, but the foreseeable fruit of a deliberate American policy.

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Western Jihadis Release ISIS Recruitment Video

ISIS is not just the Middle East’s problem. As a new recruitment video makes clear, it’s full of Western jihadists. What happens if they decide to come home?

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Iran's Popularity Plummets in Middle East

Iran is one of the main sponsors of terror in the Middle East, and now it’s losing popularity in the region.

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Other, Non-Iraq Places Where Violence Is Breaking Out

Things aren’t quiet on any front these days, even outside of Iraq. Witness the recent, deadly religious riots in Sri Lanka, the continuous persecution of the Rohingya in Burma, and Sunday’s terrorist attack in Kenya.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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