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Andrew Bernard
Staff Writer
Stupid Myths
No Mr. President, We Should Not Execute Terrorists With Pigs Blood Bullets

President Trump made reference to a legend about General Pershing and pigs today. It’s untrue, and wouldn’t work. And he shouldn’t be tweeting it.

Israeli Red Lines
Israeli General: We Hit Hezbollah Nearly 100 Times

Israeli officials are increasingly making public their responsibility for airstrikes against Hezbollah in Syria.

Building Bridges
Muqtada al-Sadr Visits the UAE

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are trying to outmaneuver Iran politically, but helping to rebuild Iraq might be a path to real influence.

Nuclear Dilemmas
Iran’s Banks Face Trouble from Within and Without

Like it or not, the Iran nuclear deal weds us to trying to integrate the country into the the international financial system.

Whack-A-Mole
Migrants, Blocked in Libya, Promptly Shift to Morocco

Migrant flows from Libya to Italy are down thanks to the Italian navy, but are offset by increases from Morocco to Spain.

Qatar Crisis
UAE Boycotts Western Banks With Qatari Ties

The UAE steps its embargo of Qatar up another notch by penalizing foreign banks with Qatari ties. It’s a bold move, but has the potential to backfire.

Hired Guns
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Mercenaries Are a Bad Idea for Afghanistan

The Trump administration appears to be taking proposals to privatize the war in Afghanistan very seriously. It’s a bad idea.

Kurdish Conundrum
Erdogan Hints at New Military Action in Syria

An attack on the Syrian Kurds might be a question of where, not if.

Quids and Quos
Tick-Tock for Netanyahu?

Israeli police have revealed for the first time that investigations into Netanyahu include bribery and fraud.

All Your Base
China Opens First Overseas Military Base

Down the road from the U.S. base at Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti, China’s first permanent overseas military base will secure their presence in Africa.

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Hugging the News Cycle
How do you solve a problem like Korea?

As Chinese businessmen protest the latest sanctions, will China’s cooperation on North Korea last?

Strategery

If you game it out, it’s not certain he will be able to pull it off.

Fracking Abroad

The UK could use that shale gas, but geology and public opinion remain major hurdles.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As the Sikkim border standoff festers, Sino-Indian tensions are flaring up in Kashmir.

Stupid Myths

President Trump made reference to a legend about General Pershing and pigs today. It’s untrue, and wouldn’t work. And he shouldn’t be tweeting it.

The North American Energy Boom

Build offshore oil rigs, not walls.

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