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  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • Islamic State appeals to only four percent of Syrians: poll

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Only four percent of Syrians believe Islamic State insurgents, who have captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq, represent their interests, according to research conducted by a British polling group published on Wednesday. The survey,...
  • Summer test for 'Islamic State' call to young European radicals: EU official

    MILAN (Reuters) - The long summer break will test the ability of the militant "Islamic State" group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to draw radical Islamist students in Europe to fight in Iraq and Syria, an EU official said in Milan on Tuesday. In Oslo, U.S....
  • France set to prevent jihadists going to fight or train abroad

    PARIS (Reuters) - France plans to ban individuals linked to radical Islamist groups from leaving the country in a bid to prevent attacks by militants returning from the Middle East, according to a draft bill set to be unveiled on Wednesday. France has...
  • The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq

     The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq
    "This moment requires statesmanship." That was Secretary of State John F. Kerry — a man not known for irony — in a meeting in late June with Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Appealing to Barzani's nonexistent...
  • U.S. ship begins neutralizing Syrian chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. container ship Cape Ray began neutralizing chemical materials on Monday that were once part of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's weapons arsenal, the Pentagon said. The ship, in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea,...
  • Egypt's Sisi says independence for Iraq's Kurds would be 'catastrophic'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants. The...
  • Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

    The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding...
  • Friends and enemies in Syria

    Friends and enemies in Syria
    A Free Syrian Army sniper sits in a shooting position. Considered more moderate and secular than other rebel factions, the Free Syrian Army would be a part of an effort proposed by the Obama administration. The proposal includes a $500 million program...
  • Two 'abandoned' cylinders seized in Syria contained sarin - U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two cylinders reportedly seized by Syrian government troops in an area controlled by armed opposition groups contained deadly sarin, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council published on...
  • Europe should accept more Syrian refugees, official says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official appealed to the EU's 28 member states on Monday to step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, saying Europe must offer a legal alternative to migrants who risk their life to reach the continent by...