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The Collapse of Order in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)

Will Rogers once observed that “when you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you’ve got to have been looking for it.” It’s a good deal more than 5.000 miles to Baghdad or Damascus from here. ...

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Don't Think of the "Islamic State" in Religious Terms

Musa al-Gharbi

It is disingenuous to claim that ISIS is not “Islamic,” in part because there is no “true” and “false” Islam objectively accessible to human beings. Would-be Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s interpretation may be

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