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A Big Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The recent release of the House GOP health care plan is a big deal....

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Obama's Noble Lie

Peter Rough

History will judge the Obama administration’s style in advancing the nuclear deal to be as checkered as the deal itself....

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Cleaning Up the Financial World

Charles Davidson

Senator Carl Levin talks with Charles Davidson about his legacy and current trends....

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Fallujah, a Military Success but Humanitarian Failure, Could Signal Catastrophe in Mosul

Nina Shea

The next offensive against ISIS will probably create a new wave of refugees....

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They Brexit, You Own It

Benjamin Haddad

The voters have spoken, and their verdict is clear: Britain will now have to leave the European Union. Can European leaders salvage the EU project?...

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Abbas Goes Off Deep End, And Even the NYT Can't Overlook It

Walter Russell Mead & Harry Zieve Cohen

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave a blatantly anti-Semitic speech in front of the European Parliament on on Thursday....

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Brexit and Donald Trump

Irwin M. Stelzer

The consequences of Brexit will depend in good part on what the meaning of "exit" is, or is deemed to be by the Brussels wordsmiths....

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The World Turned Upside Down

Arthur Herman

Modern liberalism took a major hit with Britain’s declaration of independence yesterday....

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Brexit and the Weakness of the West

Walter Russell Mead

When Americans walk away, Europe tends to fail. The consequences of the withdrawal during the Bush and Obama years are becoming apparent....

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Why Trump And Ryan Are Ideal Political Partners

Jeffrey H. Anderson

A blend of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s views would pretty closely reflect those of the Republican rank-and-file....

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Ukraine's Rectification of Names

Hannah Thoburn

Debates over Communist-era place names are roiling Ukrainians’ efforts to redefine their national identity....

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Wanted: A Modern-Day MacArthur

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman on his new biography of the legendary general and lessons for today’s war fighters....

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America's Majority-Minority Future Approaches

Walter Russell Mead

Balkanization of American society across ethnic and racial lines will not make it a better place....

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Amid Dissent at State, Obama Stays the Bloody Course on Syria

Lee Smith

Instead of ousting Assad, President Obama is promising the Syrian despot more life, even as he bleeds the country he once ruled dry....

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Brexit, Britain & America: Declaration of Independence for the United Kingdom?

Arthur Herman

Will Britons vote to embrace their island home and native soil — or for a supranational European bureaucracy?...

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Bond Agencies Take Note

Walter Russell Mead

There is a big underlying difference between the financial health of cities that prioritize infrastructure and those that don't....

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Are the Palestinians Thinking the Unthinkable?

Adam Garfinkle & Walter Russell Mead

In secret negotiations, Abbas told the Israeli opposition leader he would be willing to give up the "right of return."...

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The New York Times Shows Why the Blue Model Is Doomed

Walter Russell Mead

In the long run, people who work at home will not support the cumbersome institutions of the bureaucratic state as we know it....

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White House War on Jobs Making Progress

Walter Russell Mead

How the Democratic Party hastens the decline of less-skilled work....

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China Trying to Keep Its Venezuelan Pound of Flesh

Walter Russell Mead

China gets an ugly reputation for extending loans to bad actors and then trying to claw them back from the people the dictators robbed and oppressed....

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Nothing to Fear

Irwin M. Stelzer

You need six things for a successful economy and Britain has them all as ‘EU’s strongest’...

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Making Britain Great Again?

Walter Russell Mead

Britain is headed for more decline whether it stays in or leaves the EU. But there’s nothing inevitable about that outcome....

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Fallujah: A Fleeting Victory?

Michael Pregent

Michael Pregent on the Iraqi Army’s recent victory and the need to court Sunni moderates....

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Our Voracious Executive Branch

Christopher DeMuth

On the nature and causes of executive government...

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The President's Confusion

Lee Smith

After the most deadly Islamist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, the president turned his wrath on domestic opponents....

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State Department up in Arms over Obama Syria Policy

Walter Russell Mead

Never has a President' policy had so much pushback from his own high officials and appointees....

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A Replacement for Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson talks with Trent England about alternatives to Obamacare....

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"Brexit" Vote a Turning Point for Britain and European Union

John Fonte

British voters will go to the polls next week to decide whether their country should remain in the European Union....

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Michael Tolkin: Prepared for the End of the World

Lee Smith

The Hollywood screenwriter and underappreciated novelist is ready for the end of the world...

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The Pentagon's 'Smart' Revolution

Arthur Herman

Faster, smaller, cheaper: The story of the 'Third Offset'...

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Brexit: Good for the United States?

Richard N. Haass & John Fonte

British citizens will be voting on June 23 on a question that will affect not just their political futures and Europe’s, but America’s as well....

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The Mystery of Jewish and Asian-American Democratic Loyalty

Tevi Troy & Lanhee J. Chen

Progressive proselytizing at top universities may explain why so many Jews and Asians are liberals....

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New Questions over Orlando Gunman's Visits to Saudi Arabia

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

KT McFarland and Hudson Institute fellow Rebecca Heinrich discuss Omar Mateen's descent into radical Islam....

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How Douglas MacArthur Saved the Olympics for America

Arthur Herman

An excerpt from Arthur Herman's new book Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior...

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Our Presidential Equation

Irwin M. Stelzer

Almost 60 percent of voters dislike or hate Hillary Clinton, while a bit more than that dislike or hate Donald Trump....

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The Precarious State of Middle East Christians

Lee Smith

An interview with Danish journalist Klaus Wivel....

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Don't Lift Russia's Sanctions Yet

Benjamin Haddad & Hannah Thoburn

Measures targeting the Kremlin’s finances can reinforce efforts to negotiate on Ukraine....

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U.S.-India Relations

Aparna Pande

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech before the U.S. Congress marks a new chapter in India – U.S. relations....

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The Myth Of 'Sharing' In A Sharing Economy

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

The underlying economic nature of “sharing economy” services is neither new nor based on “sharing.”...

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Democracies Have to Defend Themselves

Ron Prosor

Ron Prosor, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, reacts to the deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv....

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Thanks, Obama! (And Bush, and Modi)

Walter Russell Mead

A bipartisan consensus on bringing India and the U.S. closer together is a good thing, and has given birth to a process that has been paying dividends...

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Obama Backing Away From Nuclear Modernization

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The next administration could inherit a strategic posture in need of a serious makeover, and it better get to it sooner rather than later....

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Brazil's House of Cards Collapses

Walter Russell Mead

As of today, only one of five living democratic presidents in modern Brazilian history managed to stay out of corruption entanglements....

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It's All About the Economy!

Aparna Pande

For these ties to consolidate, India needs double-digit growth for which it needs sustain economic reform...

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Graphic: How Obamacare Hides $104 Billion in Federal Spending

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Obamacare has invented a dangerous new way to hide federal spending. This stands to create a notorious precedent...

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Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

Brendan Brown

In our time, the greatest source of money chaos is now the global 2%-inflation standard....

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Beijing's Self-Defeating Strategy

Walter Russell Mead

Chinese authorities now seem to think that it’s more important to support local interests than to keep foreign firms happy....

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War and Survivability of U.S. Naval Forces

Bryan McGrath

We need to harden the surface force in order to make our adversaries spend more of their tax dollars in trying to overcome it...

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At Testing Time for US Democracy, Still Waters in Market-place Run Deep

Brendan Brown

How has the collapse of conservatism and rising tide of populism in the US influenced financial asset prices?...

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Bad Job(s)

Irwin M. Stelzer

The Fed's good ship Raise-the-Interest-Rate sailed into an iceberg Friday it was reported that a mere 38,000 new jobs had been created in May...

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What's Killing Jobs and Stalling the Economy

Marie­Josée Kravis

A toxic regulatory brew, from Dodd-Frank to state licensing laws, has poisoned the formation of new firms that drive growth....

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Why is the Washington Post Dishonestly Pushing Marijuana Legalization?

David W. Murray

In recent months, the Washington Post has published many articles giving favorable coverage to marijuana legalization. ...

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Sanctioned Terrorist Addresses National Press Club Audience Via Skype

Lee Smith & Jenna Lifhits

Kerry's boss sees eye to eye with Assad and his Iranian patrons in so many respects....

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Some Deal

Irwin M. Stelzer

We shouldn't be surprised that the TPP deal finds so few friends among those facing the voters this fall....

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Obama vs. the VFW

Jeffrey H. Anderson

It would seem it's the guy living behind the White House gates whose sense of the economy could use a dose of reality....

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Savchenko: A Political Game Changer for Ukraine?

Hannah Thoburn

Since Nadiya Savchenko returned to Ukraine after her release from a Russian prison, the military pilot has shaken up her country’s political landscape...

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Hollywood Gets Snowden Wrong

Mike Rogers & Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The "Snowden" movie is just a vehicle for entertainment that has made itself an outlet for anti-American propaganda....

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The Next President Should Outline the Real Lessons of Hiroshima from Pearl Harbor

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

It’s good for world leaders to remember those horrific bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But Obama and I disagree on the lessons to be learned....

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An Outrageous Anti-Christian Attack in Egypt

Lela Gilbert

On May 25, the Daily Telegraph reported a horrendous attack on a village of Coptic Christians in El-Karm, Egypt, in the southern province of Minya...

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Shia Revenge on Fallujah

Michael Pregent

Adjunct Fellow Michael Pregent and Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member Mary Kissel talk ISIS and Fallujah on The John Batchelor Show....

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Is Obama-Led 'Criminal Justice Reform' Likely to Produce Good Results?

Jeffrey H. Anderson

When the Obama administration is spearheading major legislation spanning hundreds if not thousands of pages, the best practice is to "just say no."...

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Poland is Having a Constitutional Crisis. Here’s Why You Should Care.

Hannah Thoburn

The crisis is part of a wider trend of democratic backsliding across Europe....

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The New York Times and Hillary Clinton: A Romance

Irwin M. Stelzer

The New York Times is to be applauded for its inventiveness. ...

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A Century After the Castles of Steel: Lessons from the Battle of Jutland

Seth Cropsey

As the United States allows its power to wane while its rivals strengthen, this great naval clash provides insight...

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Sectarian Division in the Battle for Fallujah

Michael Pregent

As the Shiite militias of the Iraqi Army launch their assault on ISIS-controlled Fallujah, is sectarianism endangering the city's Sunni residents?...

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Should Congress Give Marijuana to Our Veterans Suffering from PTSD?

David W. Murray

Compelling support for a drug associated with induced psychosis to treat sufferers of psychosis is at best a cruel blunder....

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The Sacred Sacrifice We Honor Today

Arthur Herman

Remembering the thousands of Americans who gave their lives in defense of freedom....

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Fallujah: Make or Break, Iraq Offensive Led by Shiite Militia

Michael Pregent

Has the tide turned for IS group militants in Iraq and Syria?...

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What Trump Gets—and What He Doesn't—About U.S. Energy

Walter Russell Mead

Donald Trump understands fracking’s importance, but he’s ignoring a host of other smart energy choices....

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The Debt Overhang

Irwin M. Stelzer

Low interest rates allow politicians to put a low cost tag on their favorite projects, which they always dub investments, never expenses....

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Hidden Spending

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Obamacare shouldn't also be allowed to ruin government accounting practices and mask huge sums of federal spending....

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Why Mortgage Subsidies Are Actually Bad for Homeowners

Brendan Brown

From a fundamental economic perspective mortgage subsidies are a bad idea. It is a popular delusion that these subsidies benefit new homeowners....

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Moderation Postponed in Iran

Walter Russell Mead

For reasons practical as well as ideological, hard-liners continue to hold on in Tehran....

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Xi Wants Foreign Support for One Belt, One Road

Walter Russell Mead

Part of what's driving the One Belt, One Road strategy is crippling overcapacity at home....

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By the Drones' Eerie Light

Arthur Herman

Credit Obama with ushering in a revolution in warfare: the stepped-up use of unmanned aerial vehicles....

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Por unos Dólares Más

Jaime Daremblum

Putin, el nunca bien ponderado zar, se muestra afligido por las deudas del Kremlin y por el inmenso rubro de pagos exigidos para mantener a flote el E...

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Sovereignty, Taxes, and Tampons

Irwin M. Stelzer

An important victory for national sovereignty has gone largely unnoticed....

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Ploughshares and the Iran Deal Echo Chamber

Lee Smith

Guess who's not part of the White House's Iran deal "echo chamber"? Yep, Qassem Suleimani....

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Outflanking Pakistan, Challenging China

Walter Russell Mead

This has the potential to become a strategic nightmare for Pakistan....

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Brazil's Economic Nightmare

Walter Russell Mead

Brazil’s budget deficit much more alarming than thought....

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The Replacement Continues

Walter Russell Mead

Minimum wage hikes are rippling across the economy, and corporations are responding just as you would expect them to. ...

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It's Time for Turkey and Europe to Face Reality

Benjamin Haddad

Turkey is not going to join the EU. And that’s OK....

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The Meaning of Mr. Trump

Walter Russell Mead

What energizes the Trump phenomenon is the power of “NO!”: people who think the train is about to head off a cliff want to pull the emergency cord...

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Turkish-German Split Widens

Walter Russell Mead

Cynical Russian activism, the rise of ISIS, and the disintegration of Syria should be leading Turkey to work more closely with its Western partners....

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Convince Russia Nuclear Retaliation Threat is Real

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Another U.S. Presidential term similar to the previous two could result in the unthinkable....

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Did the White House Pay off Media to Support the Iran Deal?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs reacts on 'Fox & Friends' to reports that a key surrogate funded reporters and news outlets....

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The Amazon Behemoth

Irwin M. Stelzer

Investors are betting on Bezos. Like consumers, however, investors are a fickle lot, making resting on one's laurels a costly exercise....

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Mike Rogers on Terror Threats to Airliners

Mike Rogers

Distinguished Fellow Congressman Mike Rogers on the downed flight from France to Egypt....

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Senator Tom Cotton's Remarks on Crime and Justice in America

Senator Tom Cotton

This past Sunday, thousands of law-enforcement officers, their families, and other supporters gathered at the Capitol to observe Peace Officers Memori...

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Mexican Heroin Production Soars

John P. Walters, David W. Murray & Brian Blake

Those serious about stopping heroin addiction need to focus on Mexico and attack the trafficking networks that stretch across the United States....

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How Putin Became President

David Satter

The 1999 Russian apartment bombings were the greatest political provocation since the burning of the Reichstag....

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Why Trump Should Oppose 'Criminal-Justice Reform'

Jeffrey H. Anderson

With Obama’s push to reduce sentencing for drug dealers, presidential candidates have a new issue. Trump should oppose “criminal-justice reform.”...

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El Embrujo de Cristina

Jaime Daremblum

Ha ocurrido un fallo generalizado del sistema y su mensaje no se ha podido enviar. Pruebe un poco más tarde....

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The Cost of Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Obamacare is wrecking the private health insurance market....

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Heroin Injection Sites Perpetuate Harm

John P. Walters

Heroin destroys freedom and life. Government-approved injection centers are shameful....

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Zarif Sends Moderate Condolences to Hezbollah

Lee Smith

Iranian foreign minister Mohamed Javad Zarif sent his condolences to Hezbollah general secretary Hassan Nasrallah....

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Zone Defense

Lee Smith

Sykes-Picot at 100....

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