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Rewriting Syria's War

An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country.

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Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Markets?

Simple: to undermine Tehran.

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Cuba's Christmas Surprise for Caracas

How is Raul Castro’s big announcement playing in Venezuela?

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The Mysterious Cuban Spy at the Center of Obama’s Havana Rapprochement

Sitting alone in her Cleveland Park apartment, Ana Montes, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuban analyst in the 1990s and a spy for the communist ...

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What Does the "New Chapter" in Havana Mean for Tehran?

What do Cuba and Iran have in common? Well… let’s see. Both are authoritarian countries headed by aging dictators; both claim revolutionary ideologies; both have ...

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Can Palestine Win Its Fight Against Occupation by Going Through the United Nations Security Council?

For the last several weeks, the United Nations Security Council has been the focus of unusually intense activity related to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Palestinian and ...

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Doctors Without Scruples

Why did the medical professionals of the CIA torture program betray their oath to heal, and concoct a brutal, methodical project to break men’s bodies and spirits?

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Afghan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending

A top U.S. watchdog is raising new questions about the Pentagon's $700 million effort to boost Afghanistan's economy.

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Let’s Stick It to Cuba (and Make the Next Summit of the Americas Interesting)

Four months before the next Summit of the Americas takes place in Panama, talk of who will be invited has already overshadowed the agenda of ...

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Obama Can Thank Ted Cruz for Helping Him Fill Key Posts

Republicans are ripping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for inadvertently helping Barack Obama's administration push through the controversial nominations of a number of key foreign-policy nominees, ...

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The Pakistani Taliban's War on Education, by the Numbers

The Pakistani Taliban's ruthless attacks on schools, teachers, and activists have disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children.

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Meet Turkey's "Deep Throat"

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China’s First Great Tiger Hunt

What Chairman Mao's takedown of the "King of the Northeast" tells us about Xi Jinping's purges.

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All John Kerry Wants for Christmas Is an Israel Without Bibi

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