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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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Nobody Puts Nouri in the Corner

Kicked to the curb by the United States, the former Iraqi prime minister is quietly plotting a return to power. And it won’t be pretty.

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Syria’s Christians Fight Back

In northern Syria, a small band of Assyrian Christians are defending their people -- and their religious identity -- from the Islamic State and Assad alike.

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Hypocrisy Alert: Qatari Leader Throws Weight Behind Pluralism and Inclusiveness

It's perhaps a bit rich for Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to be selling "pluralistic, inclusive, power-sharing solutions to regional disputes" in the pages of the New York Times.

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