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Why Assad Is Losing

Syria's rebels are making sweeping gains, as foreign powers up support and work with Islamist fighters. But the regime isn't about to go down without a fight.

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Controversial MEK Leader, Asked to Talk Islamic State, Instead Talks Iran

An Iranian dissident was asked to testify to Congress on the Islamic State. She used the occasion to call for regime change in Iran.

Argument

Syria’s Revitalized Rebels Make Big Gains in Assad’s Heartland

Backed by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the Islamist Army of Conquest is putting the hurt on the Syrian regime.

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Looking for Medical Care? Islamic State Has Got You Covered

A new Islamic State video featuring doctors from India and Australia encourages western medical professionals to move to Raqqa and join the caliphate.

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The Migrants Who Make It

For survivors of the long, dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, the promised land often isn’t all that it seemed.

Best Defense

What the United States might have learned after nearly a year at war with ISIS

My mateys aboard New America’s Future of War team offered up some thoughts about what we’ve learned after fighting ISIS for nearly a year.

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