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The Deepening Chaos in Sinai

A security vacuum in the Egyptian peninsula has created a dangerous haven for terrorists and all sorts of illicit actors.


Cameron's Syria Failure Parallels 2003 Turkey Iraq Vote

Comparisons to the parliament's Iraq War struggles are apt—the Turkish parliament's, that is.

Egypt Must Gamble in the Sinai

Egypt has lots of big ideas for the troubled region. It just hasn't been trying any of the big ones.

Egypt Will Rise Again

Though weak now, multiple forces will pull Egypt back to regional heft.


Never Forget the Iraq War

Learning the many lessons of Operation Enduring Freedom—and making sure America does not repeat its mistakes.

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April 17, 2014