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How to Build a Relationship With Havana

A strong partnership with Cuba is in America’s interest. Here are some ideas to forge bilateral ties.

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

Much of the discussion about the Islamic State (IS) and how to defeat it is a search for answers to the wrong questions. We need to start asking the right questions before we can find a long-term strategy that has a chance of success.

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Seize the Moment for Peace

The Myanmar government's chief peace negotiator explains why now is the time to sign a ceasefire agreement to end the country's long-running civil war.

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Monsoons on the New Silk Road

China must gain India's trust on the security front in order to win Indian cooperation for its ambitious regional economic initiatives.

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Michael Morell’s intelligence officer nostalgia for the great post-9/11 panic

The veteran former CIA operative recalls the good old days after 9/11: “When I was standing in security lines at airports soon after 9/11, nobody was complaining. Now when I stand in security lines, people are complaining.”

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‘The Pool Is for Fire Safety,’ and Other Excuses for Remodeling Jacob Zuma’s Mansion

South African President Jacob Zuma has faced hundreds of corruption allegations in the past. Now he's been cleared of overusing government funds to ramp up his already lavish private home.

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Why There’s Less to Burma’s Peace Process Than Meets the Eye

Burma may be getting closer to ending its 60-year-old civil war. But there's still a long way to go.

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