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Jonathan Spyer
A Match Made in History

Bibi and Modi have a lot more in common than an interest in technological development and a fear of Islamist terror.

Fighting ISIS
Victory in Mosul Won’t Save Iraq

A visit to Mosul reveals that ousting ISIS won’t put Iraq back together again—because it wasn’t together in the first place.

Kurds Rising
Iranian Kurds Join the Fight

The Kurds of Iran are the least powerful of all such communities in the Middle East, but now they have begun attacking the regime. Will it end in a massacre?

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The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

Crude Economics

Ecuador is ignoring OPEC demands to reduce output.

1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

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