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The plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt

Religious tensions are rising in Egypt following the November 2018 murder of seven Coptic Christians in Minya, a province south…

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The Short and Long Term Impacts of the KRG Referendum

On September 25th, the Kurdistan Region overwhelmingly voted for independence, with the final tally being at a 92% independence vote…

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Two New Presidents, One New Future: US-Somali Counterterrorism Cooperation in 2017

From the Korean War and its long-lasting repercussions, to the devastating 9/11 attacks and their staging ground in Afghanistan, many…

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Who is Fighting for Mosul?

More than two years after the fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, an…

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Syria: A Hard Pill to Swallow

Little more than two weeks after the latest ceasefire fell apart, the U.S. has cut off talks on Syria with…

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Questionable American Airstrikes in Syria

On September 17th, 2016, the United States made a fatal mistake, carrying out an airstrike on Syrian government troops that…

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Conflict Over the Kurds: The United States and Turkey

U.S. policymakers across the political spectrum have recognized that to effectively combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS),…

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France and ISIS: The Russian problem

“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone” is my favorite line from the famous French…

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Bleak Predictions at the 2016 Munich Security Conference

The 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) has come to an end and has left the world with a litany of…

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Why We Can’t Call it Radical Islamic Terrorism

In light of the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, the discussion surrounding the term radical Islamic terrorism has…

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The Fight Against ISIS: Redefining the Traditional Coalition

By Rachel Furlow With the global community still reeling over the recent Daesh (ISIS) attacks on Paris, Beirut and Baghdad,…