Tag Archive: Syria

Caught in the Crossfire: Civil Defense in Syria

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A story often lost in our discussions about the ongoing crisis in Syria is the unimaginable toll for civilians caught in the crossfire. When bombs strike, the White Helmets – Syrian volunteers from… Continue reading

Waiting For The Next President

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Saleh El Machnouk is a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a rising star in Lebanese politics. A former teacher, activist, and political commentator, Machnouk was one of the earliest… Continue reading

There and Back Again

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Our foreign policy debate masks the real danger we face — ourselves. Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor of Germany, is reputed to have said, “God has a special providence for fools, drunks,… Continue reading

5 Things to Know About ISIS

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Is there a difference between ISIS and ISIL? ISIS is to ISIL as Prince is to “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” Translated from Arabic, ISIS stands for The Islamic State of Iraq… Continue reading

Coverage This Week: Iraq, ISIS and Our Foreign Policy

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Last Wednesday, President Obama became the fourth US leader in a row to order air strikes against targets in Iraq. That Obama — recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Price, 2008 anti-war candidate,… Continue reading