al-Qaeda
The Final Obama Doctrine? Racking Up the Body Count

The Final Obama Doctrine? Racking Up the Body Count

During its final years in office, the Obama administration has devised a new form of warfare with major implications for how the U.S. government confronts its enemies. With the ability to quickly locate and eliminate potential adversaries with little to no risk to...

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The Right Way to Defeat Terrorism

The Right Way to Defeat Terrorism

The recent attacks on Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are just the most recent examples of the horrific terrorist acts taking place around the world. The Islamic State’s recent bombing in Baghdad killed 250 people and wounded hundreds. The uptick of ISIS...

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The Children’s Crusade

The Children’s Crusade

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  In 1954, a single book destroyed the popular notion that children are innocent souls. In that book, a plane of such innocent souls crashes on a deserted island. There, in a paradise of...

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Bombing the Islamic State Is Like Watering Its Roots

Bombing the Islamic State Is Like Watering Its Roots

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s creation stories can be seen as a combination of domestic despots and foreign intervention. The latter began with Great Britain in the 1800s through World War I and reached its apex with the United States with its invasion of Iraq (not...

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