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The Second Reformation will mark the shift from a predominantly political era to one governed by economics. (SPENCER PLATT/Getty Images)

The Second Reformation: Transitioning to the Economic Era

In the coming age, corporations and marketplaces will replace state institutions at the forefront of historical progress. Read more…

Fighters belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces sit on an armored personnel carrier in al-Hasaka province on Feb. 19. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Retaking Raqqa From the Islamic State

The battle for the militant group's self-declared capital will be one of the most costly and difficult offensives in Syria this year. Read more…

Tunisians gathered at a rally in the capital on Jan. 14 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring. Despite the promises of its 2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia's economy has languished. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Tunisia's Post-Arab Spring Struggles

Since ousting its longtime president, Tunisia has developed a vibrant political scene, but it has also become a jihadist recruiting ground. Read more…