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Can Saudi Arabia’s New King Manage a Restive Middle East?

King Abdullah spent his life trying to keep the Middle East stable. But his successors are now left tending to crises that threaten to overwhelm the oil-rich monarchy.

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When Is a Body Count Not a Body Count?

The Obama administration claims to have killed 6,000 Islamic State fighters, but the military worries that tallying up the dead will bring up bad memories of the lost war in Vietnam.

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Top War Crimes Diplomat Stepping Down

Stephen Rapp was passionately devoted to human rights, but he has struggled to get the Obama administration to live up to its own ideals.

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Meet the Star-Crossed Lovers Behind the Islamic State’s Centcom Hack

The person responsible for the Centcom hack once stole Tony Blaire's address book. He's now married to a British alt-rocker turned jihadist.

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Jihadi Love: Does U.S. Law Prohibit Marrying an ISIS Fighter?

Marrying a jihadi probably isn't illegal, but doing just about anything else for a terrorist is.

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