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The ISIS Caliphate Is Absurd, but No Joke

The ISIS Caliphate Is Absurd, but No Joke

As ISIS gains more traction in the region, the international community’s lack of action inadvertently lays the foundation for increased terrorist attacks, the violent repression and persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, and the further destabilization of Syria and Iraq.

(Image: Al-Furgan Media/AFP)

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Branching Out: Why Are US Campuses in the Gulf Struggling?

Branching Out: Why Are US Campuses in the Gulf Struggling?

International branch campuses of American universities hold  tremendous benefits both for the university and the local students who have access to these distinguished institutions without leaving home. However, they are struggling to maintain interest. Why?

Photo credit: Steven Depolo

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