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ISIS:  How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

ISIS: How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

By John Esposito via Huffington Post Containing and ultimately defeating ISIS will require both short and long-term response. ISIS expansion has been made possible by political conditions in Syria and Iraq, ethnic-religious/sectarian…

Obama’s budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

Obama’s budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

By Juan Cole Former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christoher Meyer is advocating that the US and Western Europe stop advocating the overthrow of the Baath regime of Syrian dictator…

Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

By Juan Cole Calls by Israeli politicians in mainstream positions for the Palestinians to be ethnically cleansed from Gaza in part reflect frustration over the security issue many Israelis maintain the people…