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Everyone Gets a Gold Star

Forget rote memorization and pressure-packed tests -- Western, alternative learning is the new rage.

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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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If I could change only one thing in military personnel policy (II): I’d change the culture of the institution

By Donald E. Vandergriff Best Defense guest columnist "The principal thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of ...

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Just when you thought the Army had its shit together, it puts out a paper like this

I really wanted to like this new Army white paper on "The Human Dimension: A Framework for Optimizing Human Performance." I had hoped, following the ...

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Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

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Nigerian Girls Brought Back — Maybe

More than six months after the highly publicized kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, a newly reached cease-fire deal ...

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Chinese Doubt Their Own Soft Power Venture

They think Confucius Institutes are a waste of money.

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