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Can Burma’s Civil Society Find Its Voice Again?

The Burmese military is staging a comeback. Since the government launched its tentative liberalization process four years ago, the armed forces, the notorious Tatmadaw, have ...

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What Obama Doesn’t Understand About Syria

The current U.S. strategy to destroy the Islamic State is likely doomed to fail. In fact, it risks doing just the opposite of its intended ...

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What I learned about destroying ISIS — from being kidnapped by its predecessors

By Jill Carroll Best Defense guest columnist Much of the discussion about the Islamic State (IS) and how to defeat it is a search for ...

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A Peaceful Kurdish Capital Gets a Brutal Wake-Up Call

ERBIL, Iraq — The call came in the middle of an interview. "There's been a bombing," Zhyar, my Kurdish assistant, told me. "Right in the center ...

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What Happened to Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq?

President Obama's recent moves in Iraq seem to have violated the one thing on which virtually everyone inside and outside of both the Obama and ...

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The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East

What's worse for the United States -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or the Islamic State (IS)? Even before the reports this week of the beheading ...

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