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16th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP, Houthis Clash in Central Yemen

Oren Adaki

AQAP, Houthis Clash in Central Yemen

On Oct. 15, AQAP fighters checked the Houthi advance in Bayda province and seized the al Adayn directorate in Ibb following the fall of Ibb city at the hands of the Shi'ite rebels. more...

10th October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s Expanding Nuclear Redlines

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Khamenei’s Expanding Nuclear Redlines

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is at it again. more...

10th October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

Oren Adaki

AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

Two coordinated suicide attacks believed to be carried out by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday left at least 63 people dead in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, as well as in the eastern Hadramout province. more...

3rd October 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Sandstorm

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Sandstorm

The great medieval historian Ibn Khaldun centered his understanding of history on asabiyya, which is perhaps best translated as esprit de corps mixed with the will to power. more...

3rd October 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Democracy in China?

Claudia Rosett

Democracy in China?

Should it matter to the rest of us that Hong Kong has erupted this past week with demonstrations for democracy? more...

29th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Grant Rumley

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Six months ago, the Palestinians' warring factions, Hamas and Fatah, surprised the world by announcing a new unity government after years of trying to overcome their difference more...

1st October 2014 – The Washington Times

Iran Rising

Clifford D. May

Iran Rising

In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, President Obama called the conflict in the Middle East “a fight no one is winning.” I think the evidence suggests he’s wrong. I think Iran is making significant gains. more...

24th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Thank You for Bombing

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Thank You for Bombing

Washington says its air war on the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria is part of a strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the organization. It may have another effect: swelling al Qaeda's ranks and giving the jihadist group that Osama bin Laden founded a new lease on life. more...

25th September 2014 – New York Post

Boosting Turkey As It Backs Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Boosting Turkey As It Backs Terror

Turkey’s lax border policies have enabled ISIS to finance and arm its fighters in Syria; ISIS cells are now operating throughout Turkey. more...

25th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Germany’s Jewish Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s Jewish Problem

With anti-Semitism on the march, Germany's politicians and opinion makers are grappling with what went wrong with the country's seven-decade-long struggle to come to terms with its past, or as they call it, Vergangenheitsbewältigung. more...