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Afghanistan in Peril
Afghanistan in Peril
Is the Afghan Government on the Brink of Collapse?

With U.S. troops likely to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely, and dogged resistance from ISIS and the Taliban ongoing, what does Obama have to show for his Afghanistan strategy?

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Rising?

The world President Obama is preparing to leave behind him increasingly doesn’t look like the one he promised on the campaign trail in 2008.

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Resurgent in Helmand Province

The provincial capital of Lashkar Gah is reportedly in a state of panic as outlying towns and hamlets fall one-by-one to the Taliban.

Afghanistan in Peril
A Bloody Summer Ahead in Afghanistan

As the Taliban attacks Kunduz, questions arise about U.S. policy.

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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

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