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Libya’s Spillover Effect

Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Libya remains broken and violent. Secular forces made gains against Muslim extremists in Benghazi recently, but the advantage has shifted from side to side since early this year. And two rival governments vying ... Read More



The Importance of Being Exceptional

Published on October 26th, 2014 | by Tom Engelhardt

From Ancient Greece to Twenty-First-Century America  by David Bromwich The origins of the phrase “American exceptionalism” are not especially obscure. The French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville, observing this country in the 1830s, said that Americans seemed exceptional ... Read More



The GCC’s Security Dilemma

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman—are frustrated. Four of them—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE—have vast quantities of ... Read More



How Does Israel Assess the Threat Posed by ISIS?

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison A former senior analyst for Mossad, Yossi Alpher, told an audience in Washington Thursday that Israel sees the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) as an “urgent” national security concern, but the context of ... Read More

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