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The Khorasan Group Should Scare Us

Matthew Levitt

Targeting Khorasan's leader is important, but what makes the group so frightening is its presence in Syria, where al-Qaeda explosives experts can mingle with radicalized foreign fighters carrying Western passports.

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China's Military Presence in the Gulf

Michael Singh

Little noticed amid the tumult in Syria, two Chinese naval ships -- a guided missile destroyer, the Changchun, and a frigate, the Changzhou -- visited the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on Monday and began a four-day joint exercise with Iranian naval forces... Read the full article on the Wall...

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Lessons Learned from Maliki's Iraq

Marc J. Sievers

The most crucial first steps for the new government in Baghdad are to fill the security ministries with competent, broadly accepted officials, address the oil revenue issue with the Kurds, and build on recent gestures toward political rapprochement.

Defeating ISIS: Strategy and Implementation