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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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Deal or No Deal

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

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

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