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Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

The end is near in Syria – that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post, ...
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(Re)building South Sudan: Challenges Ahead

South Sudan’s path towards independence began in 1956 when Sudan liberated itself from Anglo-Egyptian rule. Following independence, South Sudanese rebels ...
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(Re)building South Sudan: Challenges Ahead

South Sudan’s path towards independence began in 1956 when Sudan liberated itself from Anglo-Egyptian rule. Following independence, South Sudanese rebels ...
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ISIS Targeting Vulnerable Migrants in Russia

When it comes to foreigners traveling to Syria to join ISIS, worldwide media tends to focus on the Europeans, especially ...
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The Other C-Word: Caliphate

Earlier this year at The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, President Obama took heat from critics for refusing to ...
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This Week in War

All things war for the week of 12 to 17 April, 2015. North America In case you missed, some people ...
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Why Chlorine Gas has Returned in Syria and Iraq

At least 13 reported incidents of chlorine use occurred in Iraq in 2006-2007.  Now there are almost daily reports of chlorine ...
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Wounded Warriors, Wounded Nation

We as a nation find ourselves caught and confused in a tunneled maze of violence with no way out, waging ...
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Training a More Dangerous Enemy

Ender’s Game is a fantastic novel. One of its most powerful moments comes during a schoolyard fight, when the protagonist decides ...
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Reading Chinese Nuclear Deterrence

Throughout the Cold War, China remained secondary to the Soviet Union in American strategy and thinking.  Ironically, the Asia-Pacific region ...