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  • Terrorist Islamic State Gaining Strength

    Warnings from U.S. officials about the terrorist Islamic State that has established a haven in Iraq and Syria sound ominously like the intelligence alerts that preceded al-Qaida's attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the...
  • The U.S. Bet On Maliki Led To Iraq Disaster

    The stunning gains this week by Iraq's Sunni insurgents carry a crucial political message: Nouri al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister of Iraq, is a polarizing sectarian politician who has lost the confidence of his army and nation. He cannot put a...
  • Road To Stabilizing Iraq Runs Through Iran

    President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq on Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration, as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that America helped install. These were the right...
  • Iran Overplays Its Hand, Creates Instability

    With the sudden rise of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a little-noted aspect is that Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the supposed strategic genius of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has blundered disastrously. By overreaching in Iraq and...
  • U.S. Increases Covert Aid In Syria

    The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that brutal and stalemated civil war. The White...
  • Long-Term Strategy Key In Syrian Fight

    Syrian rebel commanders had invited me to travel with them inside their country, entering through a crossing point near Rabah al-Sarhan, Jordan, but the Jordanian government emphatically said no. So this account is based on interviews with Syrians I met...
  • Russia-China Gas Deal Alters Global Balance Of Power

    On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400...
  • A scary science mystery: What happened to the ocean's plastic trash?

    Today's science mystery comes courtesy of researchers from Australia, Spain and Saudi Arabia, who have been traveling the seven seas tracking ocean-borne human refuse, much of it plastic. According to their report in Proceedings of the National Academy of...
  • If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes "a top national security adviser" to the president as saying the U.S. is "'not going to be restricted by borders' to protect...
  • Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

    Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year
    Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions. Rail systems in many parts of the world are working on improvements, but you won't see any big projects completed...
  • Seniors on the Go: Spring/summer trip plan: Is it safe to go there?

    Seniors on the Go: Spring/summer trip plan: Is it safe to go there?
    "Is it safe there?" If you're heading out of the country for an upcoming spring or summer vacation, you may be asking that question. And the short answer is, "nowhere is completely safe, but you can avoid the worst trouble spots." The starting point...