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Yemen Melts Down

The devastating bombings on Friday are just the latest sign that the country is coming apart at the seams.

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The Islamic State’s African Long Con

After months of trying to unseat al Qaeda on the African continent, the jihadis from Syria have locked arms with Boko Haram.

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Why Picking Sides in Libya Won’t Work

The West needs to get serious about negotiations to end the civil war.

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Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes.

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How to Retake Mosul From the Islamic State

Does the Iraqi Army have the right stuff to win the battle everyone knows is coming -- and handle the messy aftermath?

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