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Obama and the Arab Spring

If U.S. President Barack Obama is right that there is a democratic movement in the Muslim world large enough to seize power and create U.S.-friendly regimes, then he has made a wise choice. If he is wrong, he risks losing the regional coalition he has.

Corruption: Why Texas Is Not Mexico

In a borderland with many common traits, there are still huge differences between the cultural, economic and security environments north and south.

Visegrad: A New European Military Force

Formation of a battle group represents a new level of concern over an evolving reality — the power of Russia, the weakness of Europe and the fragmentation of NATO.

Al Qaeda's Leadership in Yemen

U.S.-born member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Anwar al-Awlaki is often portrayed in the media as the head of the franchise, which he clearly is not.

U.S.-Pakistani Relations Beyond Bin Laden

The relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is ultimately far more important than the details of how Osama bin Laden was captured. And for Washington, the option of breaking with Pakistan does not exist.

Making Sense of the Syrian Crisis

Many believe the al Assad regime is on its last legs, but this view ignores the critical factors that have sustained it for decades.

Making Sense of the Syrian Crisis

Many believe the al Assad regime is on its last legs, but this view ignores the critical factors that have sustained it for decades.

Bin Laden's Death and the Implications for Jihadism

The death of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden probably will have very little practical impact on the jihadist movement. The reaction of the Pakistani government and the Pakistani public to the raid will be more significant.

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