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Smoke billows over Tikrit as the offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters enters its final stages, March 30. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Battle for Tikrit Enters Its Final Hour

Reinvigorated by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Baghdad's forces begin the final clearance of the remaining Islamic State positions in the city.

Backtracking From the Brink in Ukraine

The U.S. media narrative of the conflict on the Russian periphery misses a great deal of nuance — and risks needlessly inflaming tensions.


The Middle Eastern Balance of Power Matures

The latest sign of the new U.S. strategy for the Middle East has emerged in Yemen.