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Critics accuse the administration of being too slow to act in Syria and Russia. In a new strategy document, the White House says that was the plan all along.

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Inside the White House Fight Over the Slaughter in South Sudan

Many in the administration believe an arms embargo is essential to stopping South Sudan's bloodshed. Why had Susan Rice been blocking it?

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Profit and Loss in Somalia

A former Delta Force soldier went to Mogadishu to help a little-known company train African soldiers to fight al-Shabab. He never came home.

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An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country.

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U.S. Accuses Iran of Secretly Breaching U.N. Nuclear Sanctions

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No Blacklist Yet for Islamic State Banks

Why the United States isn't using its biggest financial weapon against banks in the Islamist militant group's territory.

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