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Freedom of Navigation and East Asian Stability: Countering Beijing's Campaign of Historical Revisionism

John Lee

A better-coordinated effort that blends hard and soft power is needed to defend freedom of navigation and uphold international law....

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Israel and China Take a Leap Forward—but to Where?

Arthur Herman

Relations between the two nations grow increasingly warmer and closer....

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U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Strategic Island Defense

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

Seth Cropsey and Jun Isomura on the Ryukyu Islands...

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Post-ISIS Challenges for Stabilization: Iraq, Syria and the U.S. Approach

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

This report draws some lessons from Iraq and Syria on stabilization efforts and the path forward...

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Quantum Computing: How to Address the National Security Risk

Arthur Herman & Idalia Friedson

Imagine a computer solving the mathematical problems that today’s fastest supercomputers can’t begin to unlock, in less than a blink of an eye...

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Beyond Opioids in Medical Treatment

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

Improving Patient Outcomes, Reducing Costs, and Serving Public Health with Comprehensive Pain Management...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 23

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on extremism in Turkey, The Milli Muslim League in Pakistan, Sunni leadership in Iraq, Al-Qaeda, and Indonesian Islam...

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Closing the Defense Industrial Security Gap with Japan

Arthur Herman

“What is the state of your industrial security program?”...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Foreign Interference Operations: How the U.S. and Other Democracies Should Respond

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Russia’s interference and election meddling dominate the headlines and Washington’s attention...

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Why They Buy: Fighting Obesity Through Consumer Marketing Research

Hank Cardello

Adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in five states and 30% in 25 states...

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Erbakan, Kısakürek, and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Turkey

Svante E. Cornell

Turkish leadership’s rhetoric is increasingly similar to that of America’s adversaries and is only rarely that of a partner and ally...

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The Milli Muslim League: The Domestic Politics of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

C. Christine Fair

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is the Pakistani army's most subservient proxy...

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The Sunni Religious Leadership in Iraq

Nathaniel Rabkin

Iraq's Sunni religious leaders get less attention from political observers than their Shia counterparts...

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How Al-Qaeda Works: The Jihadist Group’s Evolving Organizational Design

Daveed Gartenstein-​Ross & Nathaniel Barr

The years following the 9/11 attacks and preceding the Arab Spring marked a period of tumult for al-Qaeda...

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Conflicts in Indonesian Islam

Paul Marshall

Despite these positive political and economic trends, Islamist movements have flourished in Indonesia...

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Post-Conflict Stabilization in Syria and the Potential Impact of U.S. Military Withdrawal

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

President Donald Trump wants to pull US troops out of Syria, and he recently froze $200 million in stabilization funds for the country...

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Strengthening NATO Cyber Defense Under U.S. Leadership

Sorin Ducaru

This paper defines a framework for a coherent NATO cyber strategy, led by the U.S., which would build on the transatlantic alliance...

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Countering Russian Kleptocracy

Ben Judah & Nate Sibley

The CIA, FBI, NSA, and DNI all agree “with high confidence” that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

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The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Significance and Role

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

The alliance between the US and Japan continues to play a vital role in the defense of the Japanese Islands and in U.S. regional Indo-Pacific strategy...

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Breaking the Defense Barrier

Arthur Herman

Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties and the Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance...

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Chinese Economic and Trade Challenges to the West: Prospects and Consequences from a U.S.-German Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Over the past 60 years Germany has built one of the strongest and most durable economies in the world...

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Can the United Nations Unite Ukraine?

Richard Gowan

The chances of a peacekeeping force successfully deploying to eastern Ukraine are currently low...

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Maritime Strategy in a New Era of Great Power Competition

Seth Cropsey & Bryan McGrath

As a maritime nation, naval power is the U.S.’s most useful means of responding to distant crises...

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The Long-Term Dynamics of Affordable Rental Housing

John C. Weicher et al.

This project investigates the affordable rental housing market over the three decades from 1985 to 2013....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 22

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on The Muslim Brotherhood, Islamism in Turkey, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, jihad in India and Algeria, and Shiite militias in Iraq...

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Money Laundering for 21st Century Authoritarianism

Ben Judah & Belinda Li

With this report, our lens switches from foreign to domestic policy...

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The Rise of the Violent Muslim Brotherhood

Mokhtar Awad

Mokhtar Awad on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood...

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The Cold War-era Origins of Islamism in Turkey and its Rise to Power

Behlül Özkan

The dichotomy between Kemalism and Islamism is one of the dominant paradigms in studies of Turkish politics...

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Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Converting Kuffar at Home, Killing Them Abroad

C. Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair on South Asia's Most Capable Islamist Militant Group...

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The United States of Anonymity

Casey Michel

Casey Michel on the American Tax Haven...

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India’s Invisible Jihad

Praveen Swami

Praveen Swami on SIMI and Indian Jihad...

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Political Islam in Post-Conflict Algeria

Vish Sakthivel

Despite the considerable attention in recent years to Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa, the situation in Algeria often goes over...

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The Origins and Ascendancy of Iraq’s Shiite Militias

Ranj Alaaldin

Militant organizations have proliferated in Iraq since the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003...

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Renewing the American-Egyptian Alliance

Samuel Tadros & Eric B. Brown

The hopes of the Arab Spring were short-lived in Egypt...

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Defense of Animal Agriculture

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense et al.

Bipartisan Report of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense...

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Modi: Three Years On

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande on the Indian Prime Minister...

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Data for “The Long-Term Dynamics of Affordable Rental Housing”

John C. Weicher

An explanation of how the HUDSON INSTITUTE FILE was created and defines the variables created in the analysis for "The Affordable Housing Stock."...

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An Integrated Approach to the Himalayas

Husain Haqqani et al.

Report of the Working Group on the Himalayan Region...

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How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West

Ilya Zaslavskiy

Recent global events have shown that the post-Cold War flow of money and values was not a one-way affair...

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A New U.S. Strategy to Bolster Tunisia’s Struggling Democracy

Eric B. Brown & Samuel Tadros

The country that set off the Arab Spring of 2011 is now widely hailed as its only success story....

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A Modern Concept of Asset Price Inflation in Boom and Depression

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics...

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Tax Reform and the Republican Manufacturing and Growth Agendas

Thomas J. Duesterberg & Ike Brannon

The surprisingly strong electoral showing of Republicans in 2016 owed a great deal to general dissatisfaction with the slow economic growth since the ...

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Friends or Foes, Tensions or Ties – A US View on EU-Russian Relations

Hannah Thoburn

Positions between the EU and the US diverge regarding democratic values and a business man approach when it comes to multi-lateral negotiations...

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Donald Trump, Les Etats-Unis et le Retour de L'Histoire

Benjamin Haddad

Benjamin Haddad published an article in the 2017 __Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales__ titled "Donald Trump, Les Etats-Unis et le Retour...

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Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare

Marius Laurinavicius

Soon after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the term “hybrid warfare,” gained currency in foreign policy circles throughout the world...

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A Strategy to Counter the Opioid Epidemic: Contain, Reduce, Extinguish

David W. Murray et al.

Hudson experts prescribe a solution to the epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths....

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Science, Technology, and the U.S.–Japan Alliance

Arthur Herman

The ultimate goal of U.S.-Japan technological alliance: safety and security for both, and peace for all. ...

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Asian Shadows: The Hidden History of World War Two in the Pacific

Arthur Herman & Lewis Libby

Essays on post-World War II Japan and China from Arthur Herman, Sally Paine, Shin Kawashima, Junichiro Shoji, Michael Sheng, and Edward Drea...

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The Economic Value of Property Rights Concepts in Spectrum, Both With and Without Licenses

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Licensed spectrum has enormous economic value in the United States, but spectrum without licenses has large and rapidly growing value....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 21

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on ISIS and the Caliphate, the Islamic Case for Religious Liberty, Religious Intolerance in Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, Morocco, and Jihad....

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Infrastructure Spending and Public-Private Partnerships

Charles "Skip" Stitt

A new Congress and President create a unique opportunity to rethink how we fund and manage the nation’s infrastructure....

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Crisis in the Mail: Fixing a Broken International Package System

Arthur Herman

A tangle of outdated and anti-competitive international rules by the UPU make having a strong, safe, and secure post system increasingly difficult....

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In Search of the Vanished Caliphate

Alexander Orwin

The renewed prominence of the Caliphate in Islamic politics is a good reason to revisit historical debates about it....

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Making the Islamic Case for Religious Liberty

Abdullah Saeed

The more religious liberty Muslims have the more they are likely to develop their societies harmoniously and also to fulfill their obligations to God....

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Deconstructing Daesh

Ahmed Abbadi

A transcript of Dr. Ahmed Abbadi's remarks given at Hudson Institute's event "Morocco's Fight with Violent Extremism"...

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Pakistan's Descent into Religious Intolerance

Farahnaz Ispahani

Today, Pakistan's religious minorities face discrimination and persecution....

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How al-Qaeda Survived the Islamic State Challenge

Daveed Gartenstein-​Ross & Nathaniel Barr

The evolution of al-Qaeda’s model for growth over the past decade and how the group has repeatedly overcome challenges through planning and patience...

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Justifying War: The Salafi-Jihadi Appropriation of Sufi Jihad in the Sahel-Sahara

Abdulbasit Kassim & Jacob Zenn

In contemporary Western academic literature on Islam, Sufi movements are conventionally portrayed as peaceful alternatives to the exclusivist, literal...

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Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2016

Carol Adelman et al.

The ninth edition of the Index reports on sources and magnitude of global philanthropy from developed and emerging economies to the developing world...

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India's Economy in 2016: Progress & Potential

Aparna Pande

On the reforms implemented by the Modi Administration in terms of their immediate impact, pace of implementation and future implications...

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A Communications Reform Priority: Curtailing FCC Ancillary Jurisdiction under Telecom Act § 706

Arielle Roth

Despite the FCC’s 2016 legal victory in US Telecom Association v. FCC, the protracted battle over federal network neutrality rules persists...

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A New U.S. Approach to Pakistan: Enforcing Aid Conditions without Cutting Ties

Husain Haqqani & Lisa Curtis

The new Trump Administration must review its policies toward Pakistan in order to more effectively contain and eliminate its terrorist threat....

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The Distribution of Wealth in America, 1983-2013

John C. Weicher

Families in the middle have real reason to be concerned about their economic well-being, now and in the future, and perhaps a real reason to be angry....

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Border Security in Eastern Europe: Lessons for NATO and Partners

Hannah Thoburn

Some regions have become accustomed to living off of Moscow’s money. The strength of the states is key....

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The Awakening Giant: Risks and Opportunities for Japan's New Defense Export Policy

Arthur Herman

When Japan becomes both an important defense exporter and innovator, it can and will emerge as a formidable U.S. partner in equipping its allies...

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Biodefense Indicators

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

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Wireless Telecommunications Policy for American Leadership in the 21st Century

Christopher DeMuth

The time is ripe, and urgent, for the fundamental next step in spectrum liberalization -- all-purpose spectrum licenses....

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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude

Joseph Braude interviews Abdulrahman Al-Rashed on Saudi Arabia's planned economic overhaul, religious and educational reforms, Saudi-Israeli relations...

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Spectrum Allocation at the Federal Communications Commission: Time for a Reset

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The economic consequences of getting more efficient use of spectrum from market mechanisms are enormous....

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India's Health Under Modi: Agenda for the Next Two Years

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

The current state of healthcare in India, the initiatives of the Modi government, and the challenges and opportunities in the health sector....

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How Supermarkets Are Shaping Up and Growing Their Lower-Calorie Products: An Analysis of the Fence Sitter Consumer Segment

Hank Cardello et al.

Are supermarket chains, like CPG companies and restaurant chains, also reaping business benefits from selling lower-calorie products?...

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The Kleptocracy Curse: Rethinking Containment

Ben Judah

Ending anonymous shell companies must become a national security priority for the U.S. ...

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West Iraq: The Search for Leaders and Leverage

Michael Pregent & Kevin Truitte

A study analyzing the feasibility of an autonomous or independent Sunni region or state in West Iraq....

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Modi: Two Years On

Aparna Pande & Husain Haqqani

The Modi government in its second year allowed itself to be distracted by ideological and cultural issues, resulting in fewer economic accomplishments...

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Report of the Commission on the Eastern Mediterranean

Shaul Chorev et al.

Authoritarian politics, energy and computer technology and war are rapidly transforming the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

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Three Issues to Watch as the FCC Writes Privacy Rules for Broadband Companies

Arielle Roth

The FCC’s privacy rulemaking highlights the implications of reclassifying broadband Internet as a common carrier service....

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The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System: Myths and Facts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

A balanced, fact-based assessment of the purpose of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system....

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The ISIS Genocide of Middle Eastern Christian Minorities and Its Jizya Propaganda Ploy

Nina Shea

The Christians of Nineveh and of those areas of Syria under ISIS control have been among the religious minority groups facing ISIS genocide....

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Life After Decline

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

The world again faces the decline and potential collapse of another avatar of the Russian state....

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The Patent Truth About Health, Innovation and Access

Carol Adelman & Jeremiah Norris

The basic assumptions of the U.N.'s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines are not supported by global health research. ...

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Space and the Right to Self Defense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The United States has not prioritized maintaining technological advantage over near peer competitors and even rogue states....

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Why the Black Sea Matters

Sergiu Celac et al.

The evolving strategic-military and political situation in the wider Black Sea is producing effects well beyond the confines of the region...

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Nuclear Deterrence in the Crim Put-in Era Must Be Personal

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Blatant nuclear blackmail has become a mainstay of Russian foreign policy....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 20

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on Al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Pakistan, Islamism in Morocco, Egypt's Ahrar movement, and an interview with Said Ferjani...

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Stage Hands

Oliver Bullough

How Western enablers facilitate kleptocracy....

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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic Alliance': Major Challenge for Al-Baghdadi's Islamic State, or Potential Opportunity?

The new Saudi initiative is a dangerous gamble that may backfire on rhetorical and ideological grounds if the campaign fails or takes too long. ...

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Revolutionary Salafism: The Case of Ahrar Movement

Mokhtar Awad

With the revolution, the soccer hooligans turned political....

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Another "State" of Hate: Al-Nusra's Quest to Establish an Islamic Emirate in the Levant

Yasir Abbas

ANF’s long-term objective is certain to be a more difficult and bloody endeavour....

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Prospects of the Islamic State in Pakistan

Farhan Zahid & Muhammad Ismail Khan

ISIS is not only moving westward. What has not received adequate attention is its push eastward, particularly into pivotal Pakistan....

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Qaradawi's View of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Nesya Rubinstein-​Shemer

In the last round of talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Munich in 2014, an unusual discussion was held between Saib Arikat, the head of the ...

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