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Missing From Geneva Talks: A Process That Could Lead to Peace in Syria

Feb 03, 2016
Peace conferences are usually good for two things: starting a credible process or ending one. What’s happening in Geneva, ostensibly aimed at stopping the conflict in Syria, lacks sufficient buy-in from key parties to produce either result writes Aaron David Miller.

Killing Jihadist Hackers Sets a Flawed Precedent

Feb 02, 2016
More and more, state and pseudo-state actors will draw on digital irregulars: patriotic or jihadist hacktivists, civilians with spare time and a working knowledge of the Internet. The anti-Islamic State coalition is setting a model for those wars, whoever fights them.

Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics

Feb 02, 2016
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China’s bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.

Infographic | Mexico Corruption Perception Index 2015

Feb 01, 2016
This infographic depicts Mexico's rankings in the 2015 Corruption Perception Index.

To Defeat ISIS, Listen to the Women

Feb 01, 2016
A new, positive trend is on the horizon: the role of women, not just as victims of ISIS, but as powerful change agents to reverse the tide of terrorism, writes Tara Sonenshine.

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