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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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retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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