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Who Won the Gaza War? Not Hamas

Neri Zilber

Hopefully, the latest ceasefire agreement will herald a new beginning for Gaza, liberating the innocent people of that shattered place from the dead-end ideology of a terrorist regime and any more of its "victories."

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Khalifa Haftar: Rebuilding Libya from the Top Down

Barak Barfi

As a leading Libyan military figure carries out a comprehensive campaign to uproot extremism in his country, Washington and its allies will have to find a way to balance his efforts against the need to curb growing violence and nurture a pluralistic state.

Toward a U.S. Strategy for the ISIS Threat


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Advancing U.S. Interests in Iraq Will Require More Than Airstrikes

Michael Singh

U.S. personnel in Iraq must be protected -- rather than evacuated, as their counterparts in Libya recently were -- because they are there in service of strategic American interests, which President Obama has not enumerated but rightly hesitates to forsake. But advancing these interests will take more than stop-gap...