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The Debate is Over: ISIS States Its Primary Motivation is Religion, not Western Foreign Policy

The Debate Since 9/11, one of the defining fault lines in American and Western politics has concerned whether jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS are motivated by their religion or by politics – or more specifically, by grievances against … Continue reading

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Trump Turns to Clinton Mentor for Foreign Policy Advice

On Wednesday afternoon, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump met with Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and national security advisor to presidents Nixon and Ford, to discuss foreign policy. The meeting comes after a series of controversial interviews that … Continue reading

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Why ISIS is Islamic, and Why it Matters

Since the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the world is once against debating how to understand and respond to such tragedies. French President Francois Hollande has said that the country is now “at war” with ISIS, which claimed … Continue reading

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OPINION: U.S., World Cannot Give Up on Moderate Rebels in Syria

It is an unavoidable argument these days which seems to admit of no adequate rebuttal: arming the moderate rebels in Syria, whoever and wherever they are, will ultimately end up benefitting the extremists. To avoid another Afghanistan (where the U.S. … Continue reading

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No, The U.S. Is Not To Blame for the Refugee Crisis

As the refugee crisis in Europe gains more attention, commentators have been asking (and answering) the question, who is at fault?  One answer has been provided by Ben Swann of Reality Check. After asking, “So what is the source of this crisis?” … Continue reading

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Amid New Allegations and Disclosures, Hillary Clinton Faces Scrutiny Over Donors’ Influence

Since the release of the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer, a conservative scholar and Republican consultant, Hillary Clinton has faced scrutiny over whether contributions to the Clintons and their charitable initiatives influenced her behavior while secretary of state. Schweizer’s discussion of the book … Continue reading

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Autocracy, Democracy, Theocracy: Reclaiming the Middle Ground in Syria

In London, to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, activists will march from Hyde Park to Downing Street on Saturday, March 14. This protest is intended not only to remind a distracted and jaded West about the horrors … Continue reading

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