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Hagel Fired by Obama over War Strategy

Hagel Fired by Obama over War Strategy

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was fired by President Obama over a still-ongoing dispute between the Pentagon and the White House on the policy and management of the war against the Islamic State. While the timing of the announcement of Hagel’s ...

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Mubarak, the Islamic Revolution and the Future of Egypt

Mubarak, the Islamic Revolution and the Future of Egypt

Riots by Islamists on the first day of their “Islamic revolution” in Egypt were not particularly impressive. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members and other Islamists were arrested in the count down to the revolt and during its scattered events. ...

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P5+1 Extends Talks with Iran for Seven Months: A Better Option than a Bad Deal or No Deal

P5+1 Extends Talks with Iran for Seven Months: A Better Option than a Bad Deal or No Deal

On Sunday, November 23, Secretary of State John Kerry informed President Barack Obama that the clock had run out on reaching a final agreement between Iran and the P5+1 before the deadline of midnight on November 24. Kerry proposed that ...

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Thoughts on the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy in Syria

Thoughts on the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy in Syria

No matter how many well-trained and equipped Syrian opposition members are put onto the battlefield, that number will not be effective if it is politically and socially isolated from the other elements of the battlefield, i.e., the Syrian population and ...

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