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Rethinking the Jihadist Threat in Syria

Amidst the chaos, suffering, and confusion of the Syrian Civil War, popular rhetoric in the media has understandably swung towards…

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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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A Plea for Justice: A Conversation with a Kurdish Refugee

Nearly every day the news is awash with the unrest in Turkey and the instability that has crippled the region….

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Avoiding a “Lost Generation” of Syrians

The Syrian refugee crisis needs no introduction. Since the start of the conflict in 2011, an estimated 11 million people…

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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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Germany’s Foreign Minister Calls for More Trans-Atlantic Cooperation, Condemns Politics of Fear

In a visit hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs on Tuesday, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank Walter…

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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,…

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The United States and the Refugee Crisis: A Promising Start

By Conor McGrath   Just over a week after the world awakened to images of Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body splashed…