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The World on Fire
“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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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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