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Iran and the Kurds

by Ariane M. Tabatabai On the eve of Monday’s referendum on the future of Iraqi Kurdistan, Iranian armed forces conducted …

Merkel’s Next Steps

by Sudha David-Wilp German Chancellor Angela Merkel never aimed to stay in power as long as her mentor, Helmut Kohl. …

France’s Gamble

by Natalie Nougayrède Despite the upbeat characterization of France as the United States’ oldest ally—from the Marquis de Lafayette’s help …

Why Does ISIS Spare Italy?

by Shadi Hamadi “Italy is still at risk of terror attacks, but there are extensive prevention activities.” These are the …

Will al Qaeda Make a Comeback?

by Seth G. Jones Although the United States has focused its efforts on defeating ISIS, al Qaeda has quietly lingered …