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Can the Mujahidin Teach Us About ISIS?

Can the Mujahidin Teach Us About ISIS?

History never repeats; but it rhymes, and it often echoes. What can Robert Kaplan’s study of the mujahidin teach us about ISIS?

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Worse than a Defeat

Worse than a Defeat

Was the British Army an effective force in bringing stability and order to Iraq’s Shiite heartland in Basra? Were British troops efficient and effective in confronting the insurgencies they faced in Afghanistan and Iraq? And, as a major Western military power, did they study their enemy?

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China’s New Economic Silk Road – Another White Elephant?

China’s New Economic Silk Road – Another White Elephant?

While Chinese President Xi Jinping is busy greeting world leaders this week at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, here in the quiet, old Dutch town of Galle, Sri Lanka, Chinese tourists are visiting one of the best preserved colonial-era cities in Southeast Asia.

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On Negotiations…with Terrorists and with Congress

On Negotiations…with Terrorists and with Congress

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Beijing Desperate to Rein in Terrorism

Beijing Desperate to Rein in Terrorism

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Candid Discussions: Eric Margolis on the End of NATO Mission in Afghanistan

Candid Discussions: Eric Margolis on the End of NATO Mission in Afghanistan

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High Time to End the American Hustle of Afghanistan

High Time to End the American Hustle of Afghanistan

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Gates Sheds New Light on Obama’s Afghan Dysfunctions

Gates Sheds New Light on Obama’s Afghan Dysfunctions

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Camp Victory, Afghanistan (2010)

Camp Victory, Afghanistan (2010)

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U.S. Foreign Aid Spending – Too Much or Not Enough?

U.S. Foreign Aid Spending – Too Much or Not Enough?

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Uniform: restriction and liberation

Uniform: restriction and liberation

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India and the United States: Can the Elephant Pivot?

India and the United States: Can the Elephant Pivot?

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U.S. and India: The So-So Strategic Dialogue

U.S. and India: The So-So Strategic Dialogue

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Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

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U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue: What Not To Do

U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue: What Not To Do

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