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Only America Can Save Iraq's Last Christians

Nina Shea

The Arabic “nun” symbol, or N, which stands for Nazarene and refers to Christians, ominously began appearing, stamped in red, on Christian homes i...

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The Nullifier-in-Chief

John Fonte

‘Government by consent of the governed” is under attack. The crisis on our southern border tells us that American immigration policy is not decide...

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How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

Abram N. Shulsky , Eric B. Brown & Hillel Fradkin

Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic ...

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Putin’s Propaganda Highlights Need for Public Diplomacy

Martha Bayles

OVER THE last six months, the Russian propaganda machine has pursued a two-pronged strategy toward its domestic audience. The first prong, used to jus...

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Hudson COO John Walters Responds to New York Times Editorial on Marijuana Legalization

John P. Walters

John Walters, Hudson COO and former director of National Drug Control Policy, on Fox News on New York Times favoring repeal of federal marijuana laws....

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Comparing Alcohol and Marijuana: Seriously

David W. Murray

President Obama made news when he stated that marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol. Moreover, this view puts him in a large (if not necessaril...

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Marijuana Isn't Necessarily Safe to Treat What Ails Us

David W. Murray

The state of Texas is deciding whether to embrace medical marijuana as approved policy, perhaps in the spirit of Gov. Rick Perry's receptivity to "sta...

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Dodd-Frank Turns 4!

Irwin M. Stelzer

Celebrating a fourth birthday and growing nicely. That's the story of the Dodd-Frank law, designed to end a "too big to fail" banking system that forc...

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How to Isolate Allies and Reward Enemies

Douglas J. Feith

Of the Gaza war's many dreadful features, the one that may have the most significant and long-lasting effect is the 36-hour ban U.S. authorities impos...

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Russia Needs to Learn the Value of Human Life

David Satter

Hudson Senior Fellow David Satter on Russia, Putin and the destruction of the Malaysian Airliner MH17 over Ukraine....

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Two Hundred Years Of U.S. Presidents And Pop Culture

Tevi Troy

Presidents have been forced to calculate whether they want to be men of the people...or men of somewhat higher understanding. On this edition of Up t...

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If the Generals Have Changed Their Mind

Husain Haqqani

Last month, the Pakistan army launched what it describes as a major military offensive against the jihadi terrorist safe haven in North Waziristan. Se...

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MH17: Punishing Putin?

David Satter

What is the right response to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine? After the air disaster, five days of acrimony and...

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Iraq's Christians 'Systematically Targeted for Extinction'

Nina Shea

What's the latest in Mosul? Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom answers this and more on CBN Newswatch, July 23...

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The Last Christians in Iraq

Lela Gilbert

Car by car, family by family, frightened Iraqi Christians by the thousands fled their ancient Iraqi homeland over the weekend. With broken hearts and ...

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Israel Unrest: 'Missing You in the Bomb Shelter'

Lela Gilbert

The bomb shelter I share with my Jerusalem neighbors was uninhabitable when I first moved into our residential building five years ago. And that wasn...

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Putin’s South American Trip Hides Russia’s Strategic Weaknesses

Richard Weitz

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to South America earlier this month was overshadowed by events in Ukraine and the Middle East, it ...

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Enter the Asian Stealth Fighters

Arthur Herman

Ever since the first Gulf War in 1990, the U.S. has enjoyed a monopoly on airplanes that by their design and materials are able to evade detection by ...

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Is Russia Funding Europe's Anti-fracking Green Protests?

Arthur Herman

If you were thinking that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 and the death of 298 innocent people including Europeans, will finally force NATO t...

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What’s Wrong With Being Reasonable About the Middle East?

Lee Smith

The weekend saw the heaviest fighting in Gaza with 13 members of the IDF and dozens of Palestinians—87, according to Palestinian officials, killed. ...

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Bad Science: The Marijuana Experiment Has Failed

John P. Walters & David W. Murray

John Walters and David Murray on medical evidence about marijuana use...

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The Changing U.S. National-Security Outlook

Jack David

During a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee last September, Representative Randy Forbes (R., Va.) posed two questions to the four chiefs of...

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Our Democratic Debt

Christopher DeMuth

The federal government’s total debt is approaching $18 trillion. Its operating deficit was more than $1 trillion in each of the years 2009–12 and $680...

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Israel Under Attack

Lee Smith

Last week, Hamas fired hundreds of rockets and missiles at targets throughout Israel, including the nuclear reactor at Dimona. Two of the three M-75 m...

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

John P. Walters

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $...

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Does Government Secrecy Really Keep Americans Safer?

Gabriel Schoenfeld

The Obama Administration has cracked down on leakers of classified information, and on reporters who refuse to reveal their sources. Now an open-gover...

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The Risky Business Of A Carbon Tax

Lee Lane

A panel of notables, co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Thomas Steyer, has launched a new effort to sell the idea of more U.S. action...

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They Cry Out: A Review of "The Global War on Christians"

Samuel Tadros

The attack began at 2:45 a.m. on July 5th 2013. Fifteen minutes earlier, the body of a Muslim resident of Naga’a Hassan was found on the banks of th...

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A New Iraq and a New Middle East

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

"We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq." So declared Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of northern Iraq, to vi...

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Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes

Paul Marshall

Many Islamic and Muslim-majority nations impose brutal punishments for apostasy and blasphemy. Reports of Muslims and non-Muslims being sentenced to y...

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Don't Believe the Hype about the Renminbi

John Lee

A report by the Institute of International Finance last week showing that the use of the Chinese renminbi has become the sixth most used currency in g...

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Getting Unmanned Naval Aviation Right

Bryan McGrath & Shawn Brimley

The issue of when and how the U.S. Armed Forces fully integrate unmanned and increasingly autonomous surveillance and strike platforms into their inve...

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Net Neutrality Is About Economic Freedom: McDowell

Robert M. McDowell

July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and Intermedia Partners' Leo Hindery discuss the debate over net neutrality with Trish ...

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Leo Hindery, Robert McDowell on Time Warner Bid

Robert M. McDowell

Leo Hindery, managing partner at InterMedia Partners LP, and Robert McDowell, a former Republican member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission...

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For Afghanistan Election, After Kerry Deal Comes the Hard Part

Richard Weitz

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s shuttle diplomacy in Kabul this weekend paved the way to resolving Afghanistan’s current election crisis, whi...

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The Continued Plight of Egypt's Copts

Samuel Tadros

For Egypt's Copts, the military's removal of President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power was nothing short of a miracle. After two and a hal...

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This Is Why the Government Should Never Control the Internet

Robert M. McDowell

Tomorrow is the deadline for the public to comment on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) attempt to regulate the Internet under the seemi...

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An Exceptional American: Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014

Lee Smith

Hardly a day passes that I don’t think it’s a good time to go back and reread Fouad Ajami. As events unfold in the Middle East, he always offers s...

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Fed to Curtail Bond Buying Program, For Better or Worse

Irwin M. Stelzer

All good things must come to an end. And bad things, too, if you believe that the Federal Reserve Board's bond buying program was a mistake. The minut...

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Why Israel Must Destroy Hamas

Seth Cropsey

In a true cycle, for example a biological one, life is sustained by a progression of changes that begin with new individuals who mature through stages...

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Burka-less Denmark, Please. Would We Accept Women in a Collar and Leash?

Naser Khader

During a Danish Parliament session in 2009, I suggested a ban on the use of both the burka and niqab. This resulted in heated public discussions, whic...

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Abundant Demand – How Can Public Policy Help Keep Energy Affordable?

Christopher Sands

On January 8, the Peterson Institute for International Economics here in Washington D.C. launched a new study by Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan on t...

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An Islamic Awakening?

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

Hillel Fradkin and Lewis Libby on the Sunni Islamic State and the Shiite Islamic Republic....

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The Devastation That’s Really Happening in Colorado

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

President Obama visited Denver this week, was offered marijuana, and laughed. His administration made possible the open marketing and use of marijuan...

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America’s Deficit-Attention Disorder

Christopher DeMuth

The federal debt was regularly in the news from the summer of 2011, when the arriviste tea-party Republicans refused to vote for a higher debt ceiling...

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21st Century Fox, Time Warner Merger in the Works?

Robert M. McDowell

Former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell on potential deals at sun valley....

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Former FCC Commish: Aereo Gets an A for Effort

Robert M. McDowell

Former FCC commissioner Robert McDowell on Aereo’s argument that they are a cable company....

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Guerra en Familia

Jaime Daremblum

Un aspecto importante de la Primera Guerra Mundial fue la relación familiar y amistosa de los monarcas de las principales naciones involucradas en es...

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Hollande the Hawk? An Unlikely Ally Emerges

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Few world leaders in recent years have been subject to the level of derision faced by President François Hollande of France. Even before a Paris tabl...

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Abbott Right to Push for Closer Ties with Tokyo

John Lee

The sight of the standing ovation given to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after addressing parliament yesterday and the deepening security and eco...

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Paul Marshall on Kresta in the Afternoon

Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria....

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Is it Time to Drain the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Arthur Herman

Bloomberg reported Monday that U.S. crude oil production hit 11 million barrels a day during the first quarter of this year, beating both Saudi Arabia...

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The Time Is Ripe for Stronger U.S.-Japan Military Ties

Arthur Herman

Prime Minister Abe is sending a useful message to the Chinese, one that America should bolster....

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Xi’s Visit Brings No Breakthrough in China-South Korea Ties

Richard Weitz

Last week’s China-South Korea summit confirmed the good relations between Beijing and Seoul under Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean Pres...

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U.S. Missile Defense

Richard Weitz

The United States needs to pursue a “dual-hedging” approach towards the evolving U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Although the Missil...

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America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East

Lee Smith

John Kerry’s failed peace negotiations set off the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians...

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National Heartburn, Even With an Improving Economy

Irwin M. Stelzer

After celebrating our Declaration of Independence from the British oppressor, we will return to work Monday having consumed 155 million hot dogs and, ...

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Pakistan’s Nightmare

Aparna Pande

If Islamabad does not change its outlook on Afghanistan, it may cause its own strategic encirclement...

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Book Review: 'Liberty's Torch' by Elizabeth Mitchell

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi first pitched his design for a statue of a woman in a flowing robe with a crown and torch in the 1860s—to the khedive of Eg...

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Dictatorship By Demand

Samuel Tadros

At 4:34 a.m. Cairo time on March 20, 2003, coalition forces led by the United States began their invasion of Iraq. Less than six hours later security ...

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The Truth about China's Lies and Statistics

John Lee

It is well known that China’s official growth statistics are highly unreliable. Premier Le Keqiang once told the American ambassador at the time tha...

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Melanie Kirkpatrick on Point of View Radio

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Kerby Anderson spoke with Journalist, Author, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow, Melanie Kirkpatrick, about her book “Escape From North Korea: The Unto...

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What Kurdish Independence Would Mean

Lee Smith

The president of the Kurdish Regional Government Massoud Barzani announced today that he intends to call for a referendum on independence within the n...

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Park’s Central Asia Tour Reaffirms South Korea’s Eurasian Vision

Richard Weitz

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s high-profile six-day visit to Central Asia last week imparted further momentum to her “Eurasia initiative,"...

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Commentary: Protect the Tomahawk

Seth Cropsey

The nation is beset by a swift-moving chain of controversies linked by national security. Politicians’ arguments over events in Benghazi are drowned o...

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The Iranian Regime’s Mr. Fix It

Lee Smith

Is there anything Gen. Qassem Suleimani can’t do?...

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Tears for Israel's Murdered Teenagers

Lela Gilbert

Once again, the Israeli people weep. And rage. And wrestle with their God. They will sit with the families for seven days of mourning and share their...

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Political Class Idle as Tax Inversions Continue

Irwin M. Stelzer

To meteorologists, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property. It can lead to pollution and adverse health effects....

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Drones Can't Win Over the Taliban – Former Pakistani Ambassador to the US

Husain Haqqani

Times are not easy for Pakistan – the country is waging a seemingly endless and futile war on the Taliban, American drones in the north are seeking ...

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Políticos Resucitados

Jaime Daremblum

Algunas funerarias en Estados Unidos han empezado a ofrecer el servicio de “revivir” a los difuntos. Así, por ejemplo, en un reciente velorio, pa...

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Moscow’s Afghan Endgame

Richard Weitz

Worried about the NATO withdrawal, Russia has adopted several new policies for Central Asia....

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Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the Arabs, Truth-Teller, My Mo’allem

Samuel Tadros

A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68...

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China Needs the U.S. as Energy Partner

Arthur Herman

Russia can't satisfy China's appetite for gas, only tapping the country's shale resources can....

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Despite Softer Rhetoric, Iran Foreign Policy Shows Little Change

Richard Weitz

One of the major issues affecting U.S. deliberations over whether to accept a nuclear deal with Iran or to cooperate with Tehran in Iraq is the questi...

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Reform Conservatism

John Fonte

If reform conservatism’s vision of the Right is spot-on, its vision of the Left needs elaboration. ...

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Does Climate Science Dictate Energy Policy?

Lee Lane

In recent remarks, while avoiding disputes about climate science, House Speaker John Boehner has denounced the high costs of President Barack Obama’...

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The War on Christians

Paul Marshall

From Africa, to Asia, to the Middle East, they’re the world’s most persecuted religious group...

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Financial Storm in Puerto Rico

Jaime Daremblum

While Puerto Rico generally evokes images of tropical beauty, the view today is unfortunately clouded over by extreme financial woes, $70 billion in p...

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The Consequences of Syria

Lee Smith

The Syrian civil war is no longer the Syrian civil war. It's a regional war that started in Syria, has expanded into Lebanon and Iraq, and has drawn i...

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"Ce que fait Obama en Irak est inouï!"

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Kenneth Weinstein, président du think tank néo-conservateur Hudson Institute, critique "les solutions rapides" voulues par Barack Obama sur l'Irak....

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The Return of the Bad Old Days

Irwin M. Stelzer

And we thought the bad old days of oil shocks were over. Embargoes, price spikes, gasoline lines in America, a sweater-bedecked president ordering the...

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Has American Fracking Doomed Iraq?

Arthur Herman

Iraq's new crisis has everyone, including energy guru Daniel Yergin, worried about what it's going to do to the price of oil. And certainly we've all ...

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Net Neutrality and Antitrust Law

Robert M. McDowell

Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on net neutrality and antitrust law....

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Will Egypt's New President Sisi #BringBackOurCopticGirls?

Lela Gilbert

Now that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been officially inaugurated as Egypt's president, there are high hopes that he will bring stability to his...

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Le Retrait Précipité des Américains au Moyen-Orient

Kenneth R. Weinstein

La prise de contrôle le 10 juin de la ville de Mossoul par les forces djihadistes de l’Etat islamique en Irak et au Levant (EIIL) et la menace dire...

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The Religious Cleansing of Iraq's Christians

Lela Gilbert

Just a year ago, after months of bombings, shootings and kidnappings, Baghdad’s Monsignor Pios Cacha made a grim prediction. He said that his Iraqi ...

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Colombia Chooses ‘Peace’ – No Matter the Costs

Jaime Daremblum

The world’s eyes may have been trained on the World Cup this weekend, but a different heated contest also took place in South America on Sunday nigh...

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Hillary Flips on Pot

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

When asked during a CNN interview with Christiane Amanpour last night whether she used drugs, Hillary Clinton was admirably firm. Had she done marijua...

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Toward a Conservative Policy on Climate Change

Lee Lane

America’s climate policy to date has been a failure, and a costly one. The way it is now unfolding it runs a large chance of incurring high costs, an...

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Obama Thinks Iran Can Rescue American Interests in the Middle East: He’s Wrong

Lee Smith

The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner...

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Where Do Mosul’s Christians Go Now? American Help Is Needed

Nina Shea

Over two days last week, every one of Mosul’s thousands of Christians fled the Sunni Jihadi invasion and they are not going back. All their ancient ...

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Learning From Iraq to Prepare for Afghanistan’s Post-2016 Future

Richard Weitz

In a revealing quirk of history, the crisis in Iraq caused by the sudden onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) can help us better un...

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Why Libertarians Are Wrong About Drugs

John P. Walters

Libertarians and social conservatives both resist an intrusive central government, but they differ over exactly what constitutes “intrusive” polic...

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Egypt's Failed Revolution

Samuel Tadros

I've spent enough time in Egypt and interviewed enough people there to know that authentic liberals (in the general, classical, sense of the word) are...

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The West Cannot Simply Stand By

Naser Khader

The militant Islamists in ISIS have joined forced with Saddam Hussein’s top people. The West needs to step in....

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The Rise of Far-right Parties in the European Parliament

Naser Khader

The European Parliament’s recent election was highly significant for the far-right movements all across Europe. Many European countries experienced ...

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Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

Samuel Tadros

The problem is not that Egyptians are averse to liberalism, it’s that no one has offered them the option, says Hudson Institute analyst Samuel Tadro...

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Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

Lee Smith

In seizing Mosul, Tikrit and other northern Iraqi cities over the last 48 hours, the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham has moved closer to what some Midd...

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Reworking the Idea of Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

Nawaz Sharif must revise his country’s notion of India as ‘permanent enemy’ to reach out to India’s new government....

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Medical Marijuana: No Proven Clinical Value

David W. Murray

In a recent poll conducted for the Miami Herald, 54 percent of the Miami-Dade County respondents said they support legalization of medical marijuana. ...

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