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.

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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?

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How to Save Iraq: Weighing the Options

How to Save Iraq: Weighing the Options

As violence continues to escalate within Iraq, the US and its allies, as well as regional powers, are facing the pressure to take action in order to de-escalate and stabilize the troubled country.  The news is inundated with policy experts advocating every degree of intervention from boots on the ground to complete passivity.

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