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Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Vladimir Putin is not reviving the Cold War. Rather, the U.S. failed to end it when it had the chance.
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.
A mysterious plane crash, Russian meddling in Ukraine, and new saber-rattling from NATO are rapidly stoking a new Cold War in Europe.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
To hawks, verification is another hammer with which to bludgeon disarmament.
How the modernization of nuclear weapons can lead to testing them.