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Back to the Trenches

After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.

Ken Opalo |

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The Pastor's Children

Remembering Leipzig's Christian Führer and the nobility of nonviolence that changed the world.

Michael Moran |

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Moscow's Next Victim

Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.

Vladimir Soloviev |

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The Syrian Enemy of My Syrian Enemy

How the threat of the Islamic State could bring together the country's warring factions -- if only Barack Obama is willing to seize the opportunity.

Hassan Hassan |

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The Islamic State vs. al Qaeda

Who’s winning the war to become the jihadi superpower?

J.M. Berger |

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Sheikh It Up

The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.

Andrew Hammond |

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The Gauche Cadaver and the Socialist Tea Party

A war within in François Hollande’s teetering government is threatening to end socialism in France as we know it.

Robert Zaretsky |

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The New Arab Cold War

As the United States steps away from the Middle East, its allies have tried to fill the void -- with disastrous results.

Steven A. Cook |

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A Dirty Hyphenated Word

Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?

Suzanne Nossel |

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Take Away Their Guns -- Then We'll Talk

There will never be peace in the Holy Land until Hamas is totally disarmed.

Avigdor Liberman |

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13 Years On, Will 9/11 Ever Go to Trial?

From spies in the defense team to secret kill switches in the courtroom, the list of government perversions of an already-broken trial system is making the quest for justice endless.

Laura Pitter |

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Step Away, Do Nothing, Pat Self on Back

It looks like the Obama administration has found its grand strategy after all.

Kori Schake |

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And How Does That Make You Feel, Bibi?

The psychology behind Israel's Gaza war and the truce that followed.

Yael S. Aronoff |

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Groundhog Day and Putin the Predator

We know Vladimir Putin's playbook for destabilizing Ukraine. Which is why only a decisive military victory against Moscow's forces will work.

Mikheil Saakashvili |

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What Would the Soviets Say About Michael Brown?

From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad.

Carol Anderson |

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Mowing the Grass and Taking Out the Trash

Israel doesn't want to wipe out Hamas, and putting it in a corner will only backfire.

Daniel Byman |

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All the Queen's Men

Why can't British intelligence prevent men like James Foley's killer from fighting in Iraq -- or coming home?

Alex Massie |

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I Was Gassed by Bashar al-Assad

A year ago, a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds of my neighbors and friends. But the greatest tragedy is Obama's refusal to punish the murderer in Damascus.

Qusai Zakarya |

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How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.

Rajiv Shah |

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Lying Down With Dogs

Turkey's support for Hamas agents who tried to topple Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority is putting Erdogan in a pickle.

Jonathan Schanzer |

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The Last Gandhi

A single family has dominated Indian politics since independence. One man’s incompetence is about to bring it all to an end.

Sadanand Dhume |

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My Life Under House Arrest

One of China's best-known dissidents writes about life as a prisoner of conscience in Beijing.

Hu Jia |

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How Egypt Prolonged the Gaza War

As Israel and the Palestinians struggle to reach yet another cease-fire, the mediators in Cairo are making the conflict worse -- and empowering radicals in the process.​

Michele Dunne |

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Beyond Ukraine: NATO Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

It’s time for the Czech Republic and European allies to stand up.

Bohuslav Sobotka |

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The King of the Northeast Is Dead

Eduardo Campos's death has left Brazil's presidential election up for grabs and the country's poorest region without a clear champion. 

Shannon Sims |

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Damn Yanquis

Why is President Obama still allowing covert operations in Cuba? It's just one failed disaster after another.

Fulton T. Armstrong |

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How to Beat Down a Bully

There's only one way to stop Putin's ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention -- hit back even harder.

Jeffrey A. Stacey |

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The Pinprick President

Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.

James F. Jeffrey |

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Even Jihadists Love Robin Williams

I spent a year in Iraq fighting Islamic militants. Then one of them contacted me on Twitter to talk about how much he loved Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji.

Alex Horton |

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Mayhem at the Hay Adams

Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit. That should never be allowed to happen again.

Jeffrey Smith |