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“The Power” Is Disbanded in Algeria

It’s not every day that one of the world’s nastiest intelligence services is forced to close.

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Middle East Trend: More Bases in More Places

Proliferation of foreign bases in Middle East is not a recipe for stability.

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Counter-Terror Alliance—Or Counter-Shia?

Saudi Arabia announces new, 34-nation Islamic alliance against terror.

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President Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy, Libya Edition

The President jets to Paris climate conference while ISIS tightens its hold on Libya.

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Muslim Democracies Wake Up to ISIS Threat

Terror attacks in Istanbul and oaths of allegiance in Indonesia: Muslim democracies far from Iraq and Syria are beginning to worry.

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Turkish Kurds Enter Syria to Fight ISIS

Hundreds of armed Turkish Kurds have entered Syria to save a Syrian Kurdish stronghold from ISIS. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Kurdish leader is in Ankara to talk independence and oil with Erdogan.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.


The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.


Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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