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Time for another ‘Sunni Awakening’ in Iraq

Recent history in Iraq shows that an effective way to achieve victory against ISIS would be to deprive it of ...
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With Russia, Eyeball to Eyeball Again

Many U.S. analysts predicted Russia would be content with the seizure and annexation of Crimea. After all, Vladimir Putin permanently ...
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Why a War of Attrition Favors Us, Not ISIS

The warning is delivered with an ominous tone: “You are no longer fighting an insurgency. We are an Islamic army, ...
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Sorry Realists. Containment Wont Work Against ISIS

The rhetorical war over expanding direct U.S. military intervention into Syria—this time against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...
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Would Cicero Have Approved of Putins War in Ukraine?

I wonder what Marcus Tullius Cicero would have thought about Vladimir Putin. On one hand, the orator might not have disapproved. ...
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In Iraq, A Faustian Bargain Awaits

The long-predicted demise of Iraq appears to be inching closer day by day. It faces pressure from the brutal forces ...
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For the Future Force, More is Not Always Better

In a recent piece called, The Paradox of American Naval Power, Bryan McGrath laments not being aware of an Executive Branch ...
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For Russia, Death by a Thousand Aid Convoys

Russia has been rolling out the humanitarian lingo to justify its ongoing proxy war with Ukraine. It has invoked the ...
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Let Iran and ISIS Fight It Out

The binary end-state for Iraq seems to be whether the bulk of the country will be controlled by Sunni Islamic ...
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Can Haider al-Abadi Unite a Divided Iraq?

Democracy is still a new process for Iraqis after decades of autocratic rule and life under military occupation. Embracing it ...