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Unclear about our strategy on ISIS? Seth Meyer has you covered

I guess I could have written up a lengthy blog post explaining everything you need to know about Obama's plan to fight ISIS. But, my perspective on stuff like this…

13 years after 9/11, new terror threat brings back fear

Today may be the 13th anniversary of the deadliest attack on United States' soil, but Americans are focused on a new terror threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and…

7 questions about what’s happening in Iraq you were too embarrassed to ask

Last week, the U.S. authorized and carried out airstrikes in Iraq for the first time since troops withdrew from the country in 2011. The situation is changing by the minute,…

A brief history of Pakistan’s corrupt rule: Contextualizing Musharraf’s indictment

Musharraf is by no means the only shameful dictator in Pakistani history. The country, born out of Indian resentment, has been plagued by military impunity from any and all civilian…

Obama’s soft power approach will win out in Ukraine

In a carefully worded mass text the NYT reported Putin’s olive branch phone call to end tension on the Ukraine-Crimea border. This comes a week after Russia was snubbed…

President Bush’s call to end the ‘civilian-military divide’ is spot on

Former President George W. Bush has remained out of the spotlight over past few years, but in a recent public appearance he took the time to call out the 99…

America reacts to Obama’s NSA announcement: So what?

This week President Obama announced some potential changes to the controversial data monitoring carried out by the National Security Administration. The public responded with a resounding, "So what?" …

Ukrainian protests carry reminder for Americans

The people of Ukraine who continue to rally in Kiev's Independence Square demanding the resignation of their president will get their way — and the United States should be proud…

Iran nuclear deal strengthens speculations that Rouhani wants peace

When politically-centrist Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran in June, spectators around the world questioned whether the country, which had long been a thorn in the United States’ side,…

Will Syria’s growing al Qaeda ties prompt U.S. action?

In midst a bloody civil war, a decimated economy, chemical weapon attacks and the complete obliteration of its societal framework, it’s no surprise that Syria is becoming a greater playing…

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