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Rewriting Syria's War

An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country.

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The Unmasking of an Islamic State Twitter Troll

The last private message I received from the pro-Islamic State Twitter user Shami Witness was one day before an investigation by Channel 4 revealed his ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. William Armstrong examines the Turkish government’s new strategy of information ...

The Cable

Senate Committee Won’t Let U.S. Troops Fight the Islamic State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted on Thursday to authorize military force against the Islamic State for three years but prohibited American troops from combat. ...

The Cable

State Dept: Rebels Are Never Going to Defeat Assad Militarily

In a grim assessment of the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday that the country’s armed opposition will not be ...

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Pledges on Syrian Refugees Fall Short

The exodus of more than 3 million Syrians from their home country has been called the worst humanitarian disaster since the Rwandan genocide. On Tuesday, ...

The Cable

Kerry: Lawmakers Shouldn’t Limit Pentagon Options in Islamic State Fight

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday asked his former colleagues to pass a new war authorization that would give President Barack Obama flexibility in ...

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

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A Good ‘Freeze’ in Aleppo Is Not Enough

As the Obama administration searches for a Syria policy, some officials have become intrigued by an old idea that the United Nations now hopes could ...

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