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Assad Strikes Back

The Syrian regime is gearing up for a counteroffensive that relies on Iran’s money and Shiite foreign fighters from as far away as Central Asia to push back against the Islamic State.

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French Ambassador: Risk of Nuclear Arms Race Will Remain After Iran Deal

Gerard Araud, the French ambassador the United States, says an emerging nuclear deal with Iran will impose tough restrictions on the Islamic Republic and improve regional security across the Middle East. But on Tuesday, Araud acknowledged that it could also pose a potential risk: spurring an array Arab countries to develop their own civilian nuclear programs.

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Other People’s Armies

Why Obama’s bet on letting our friends and enemies slug it out in the Middle East is so risky.

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