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America Surrenders in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

America Surrenders in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

| July 7, 2014

Now the world is learning the high price of American detachment.

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Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

| July 5, 2014

A manifestation of a radically new scramble for power playing out across the region in the aftermath of the United States invasion of Iraq and the Arab Spring revolts.

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Jihadist ISIL Group Growing Threat Across Mideast

Jihadist ISIL Group Growing Threat Across Mideast

| June 11, 2014

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on pace to replace al-Qaeda as world’s most dangerous terror organization.

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Going Back to Iraq

Going Back to Iraq

| June 10, 2014

The U.S. has spent almost a decade trying to extricate itself from Iraq. Today’s seizure of one of Iraq’s most important cities by Sunni extremists may well require the U.S. to become more involved.

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The Fall of Mosul

The Fall of Mosul

| June 10, 2014

A strategic disaster assisted by Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq.

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Jihadist Groups’ Threat To US Grows, Report Says

Jihadist Groups’ Threat To US Grows, Report Says

| June 4, 2014

Report Names Civil War in Syria Largest Driver of Growth of Jihadist Activity.

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The Accelerating Spread of Terrorism

The Accelerating Spread of Terrorism

| June 3, 2014

Since 2010, there has been a 58% increase in the number of jihadist groups world-wide.

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US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

| June 3, 2014

The United States has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia’s close ally Kyrgyzstan.

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Crimea: Putin’s War for Oil and Gas?

Crimea: Putin’s War for Oil and Gas?

| May 21, 2014

In annexing Crimea, the Russians can claim ownership of—or at any rate, control over—an enormous area of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, off the Crimean shoreline, and with them their underwater resources.

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As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

| May 21, 2014

The long-awaited agreement is a political triumph for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is courting partners in Asia as those in Europe and the United States seek to isolate him over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

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