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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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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?


Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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