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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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For God and Country, and Iran

Shiite militias with American blood on their hands are leading the charge to drive the Islamic State out of Tikrit. But are they doing more harm than good?

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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?

The Cable

How’s the Fight Against the Islamic State Going? Depends Which Official You Ask

Secretary of State John Kerry put a positive spin on the status of the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. DNI James Clapper was far less optimistic.

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