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A Nuclear Deal Might Not Set Off an Iranian Business Boom

Discord between the White House and Congress over any potential deal with Tehran could keep foreign companies from racing back into Iran.

Jamila Trindle |

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Fort Meade and the Maple Leaf

The terror attacks in Ottawa mean that NSA-style surveillance could be coming to Canada much faster than anyone thought.

Shane Harris |

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Treasury's War on the Islamic State

The green-eyeshades crew is taking the lead in trying to choke off the illicit millions that fund the terrorist group. But the Islamic State's own overreach may cost it more than sanctions.

Keith Johnson |

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Why Was the NSA Chief Playing the Market?

Newly released documents show the NSA chief was investing his money in commodities so obscure that most financial pros stay away.

Shane Harris |

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Exclusive: Ban Cancels Visit to Ebola-Ravaged West Africa

The U.N. secretary-general's surprise trip has been -- surprise! -- shelved to avoid "disruption."

Colum Lynch |

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The Looming Gas Glut

Countries from Australia to Tanzania have scrambled to start exporting liquefied natural gas. Who's going to buy it all?

Keith Johnson |

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The Administration Goes All in on Kobani

Only days ago the Pentagon was saying that this small Syrian city might fall to the Islamic State. Now it's pulling out all the stops to save Kobani. 

Kate Brannen |

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The Black-Market Battleground

Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of auction houses, not the Pentagon.

Justine Drennan |

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FBI Chief: Your iPhone 6 Is a Threat

The FBI has long had the ability to tap into the nation's telephone exchanges. James Comey wants it to be able to access computer servers as well.

Shane Harris |

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Note to World: Alleged Oil Shock Isn't All That Shocking

Oil prices have fallen sharply. But that doesn't mean that oil is cheap -- and it doesn't spell doom for everybody.

Keith Johnson |

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Blackmail in the Buffer Zone

The U.S. needs Turkey to join the fight against the Islamic State. But Turkey won't do it without dragging the U.S. deeper into Syria's civil war.

Kate Brannen |

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Lockheed's Big Idea for Small Fusion

Researchers at Lockheed Martin's famous Skunk Works say they have a breakthrough concept that could bring the world clean, safe fusion energy sooner than anybody thought.

Keith Johnson |

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Exclusive: Washington Wants NATO Allies to Help Retrain the Iraqi Military

With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.

Gopal Ratnam |

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East Africa May Lose Before It Even Enters Energy Game

East African countries see oil and gas as a road to economic salvation. But are they too late to catch the boom?

Keith Johnson |

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The Dark Knight Rises

For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?

Siobhán O'Grady |

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The Obama Administration Has a Kiss-and-Tell Problem

In its excitement to trumpet the coalition against the Islamic State, the U.S. is outing partners before they're ready to go steady.

Gopal Ratnam |

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Drugs, Cash, Luxury Goods, and Maternity Wear

How the drug cartels tried to end-run the cops and got caught in maternity dresses.

Jamila Trindle |

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Argentina's Brilliant, Terrible, Very Unclear Energy Future

Argentina is playing nice with foreign investors to get its energy house in order. Haven't we heard this tune before?

Keith Johnson |

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Ukraine Gas Boss: 'Gazprom Destroyed Its Image as a Reliable Supplier'

Foreign Policy sat down with the leaders of Ukraine's Naftogaz to talk Russia, Europe, energy, and the coming winter.

Keith Johnson |

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'No One's Really in Charge' in Hostage Negotiations

Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.

Shane Harris |

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U.S. Options Limited by Lack of Drones Over Syria

With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.

Kate Brannen |

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Has the U.S. Turned Off the Islamic State's Oil Spigot?

Airstrikes seem to have mauled a portion of ISIS's oil operations. That could hamstring its finances -- and its war machine.

Keith Johnson |

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Joe Biden Is the Only Honest Man in Washington

The vice president's apologies to Turkey and the UAE show the dangers of accidentally telling the truth.

Gopal Ratnam |

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Where Does the Islamic State Get Its Weapons?

Many of the weapons the militant group fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the United States.

Julia Harte |

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Every Time She Thinks She's Out, They Pull Her Back In

Leon Panetta's new book is yanking Hillary Clinton into a debate she doesn't want to have: whether Obama lost Iraq.

Gopal Ratnam |

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Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Oil Regimes

Yes, crude oil is still in headlong retreat from its summertime peak. But that doesn't mean that all petrostates are trembling.

Keith Johnson |

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Women and Children for Sale

A new U.N. report paints a terrifying picture of life under the Islamic State.

Colum Lynch |

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Saskatchewan Rough Ride

Canada scores first in the clean-coal game. But it will be a tough and expensive act to follow.

Keith Johnson |

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'Their Only Option Is Independence'

Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer describes how Hong Kong is an inspiration to her people.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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The Case Against Qatar

The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.

Elizabeth Dickinson |