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Trump Stumbles Into Putin’s Syrian Backyard

Impulsive actions driven by personal feelings are no substitute for a long-term foreign policy. In fact, it is the lack of a clear and comprehensive approach that allowed Russia to embed itself in the Syrian conflict in the first place. From Putin’s perspective, Obama’s reluctance to engage created a golden opportunity to get his foot in the Middle Eastern door.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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Seven Disturbing Implications Of Trump’s Syria Strike

The attack raises a series of questions about the president’s approach to America’s political processes and institutions.

Read Here – Defense One

After Paris: ISIS Makes A Big Bet

ISIS, Russia, Iran and China all share a common concern: the United States. In short, it’s a problem. As conventional states, three of them have a view of how the world ought to be organized, but America stands in their way. They all also have the same idea—to win without fighting.

Read Here – The National Interest

The Futility Of A Long War

the use of U.S. military force in internal turmoil in the Islamic world has repeatedly fostered resentment and hatred and the sort of anti-American extremism that thrives amid such resentment. This results partly from the collateral casualties and damage that are an almost unavoidable consequence of the application of military force in such situations. It is also partly from the mere fact of the superpower exercising its power in this way.

Read Here – The National Interest

War For Pakistan’s Soul

The twin suicide bombings of a church congregation in Peshawar on Sunday have brutally dispelled the naive optimism of Pakistan, a country that believed Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister, when he campaigned to “give peace a chance” in May’s general election.

Read Here – The National, Abu Dhabi

Boston Bombing Shows America Has Grown Up

Public reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings and the identity of the perpetrators reveal a very different nation from the one reflected in the traumatised and occasionally hysterical responses to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The magnitude of the two attacks was, of course, very different — thousands were killed and major national landmarks were destroyed or damaged in 2001, whereas the Boston bombings killed three people and injured roughly 260. Still, it was the first major attack on the US since 2001 and the contrast between now and then is instructive.

Read Here – Gulf News

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