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Libya Reverses a Purge

Two years ago a flawed law barred Qaddafi-era officials from political life. Now some politicians are having second thoughts.

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White House: We’re Not Indecisive — We’re Practicing ‘Strategic Patience’

Critics accuse the administration of being too slow to act in Syria and Russia. In a new strategy document, the White House says that was the plan all along.

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What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya

If the Islamic State is really behind today's attack on a Tripoli hotel, the leaders of Libya's pro-Islamist faction will find themselves facing some hard choices.

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How to Contain an Asian Country That Will Remain Nameless

U.S. naval forces are about to release a revised maritime strategy. The last one, in 2007, didn't mention China. Don't bet on that this time around.

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