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The Talibans Siege of Kunduz Highlights a Worrying New Dynamic

The Taliban seized the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on 28th September after five months of fighting. Even though the city was recaptured ...
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Lets Make ISIS a State

On 11 February 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gave his famous self-determination speech. Now almost a 100 years later, it is time to ...
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Women in Combat Part 3: Are Women the New Blacks?

(This is the third and final part in a series.) Do you remember the ‘50s? Well, relax and try to drift back ...
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Women in Combat Part 2: Reality

(This is the second part in a series) Women in combat – reams have been written about it, every conceivable argument ...
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Going Public: The New Importance of Saudi-Israeli Rapprochement

As the U.S. Congress moves closer to a vote on the Iran nuclear deal, Saudi Arabia and Israel will be ...
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President Obamas Failed Africa Policy

As my toddler son fidgets with his lifejacket in my lap, I get this feeling of unease. I am sitting ...
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NATO Has Little to Show from its Libya Intervention

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will conclude on 15 September 2015 with little progress to show for ...
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Women in Combat: Can versus Should

Such a fierce debate, so emotional, and so many points to think about. For those of us out in the ...
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In Iraq, Where There is No Will, There is No ...

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stated in May 2015 that the Iraqis lost Ramadi because they lacked the will to fight. ...
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Enemys Enemy: Who is Giving America Intel on ISIS in ...

It’s been a rough 2015 for ISIS—no, not in Iraq and Syria, nor in Libya, but in faraway Afghanistan, where ...