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Rebel Jaish al-Islam fighters during a training session in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus on Jan. 11. (ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images)

A Risky U.S. Proxy Battle Against Islamic State

The United States is creating a new ground force to take out the Islamic State — choosing the best of many bad options.

A Turkish military convoy advances near the Syrian border ahead of a mission to evacuate the tomb of Suleyman Shah on Feb. 22. (ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey Avoids Deeper Involvement in Syrian Conflict

Ankara's incursion into Syria is actually a move that will allow it to remain on the sidelines.

Recasting the East-West Dialogue

The notion that the East measures success differently than the West is being challenged.