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The dangers facing journalists in crisis regions,
analysis of the ISIS threat and the greater Middle East,
opinion on Russia and Ukraine, and views on dissent in Europe.
Plus, opinions on U.S. foreign policy.

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August 27, 2014  

Risks of being a Journalist…

What the Treatment of Two American Prisoners Tells Us About the ISIS–al-Qaida Grudge Match,” Joshua Keating –Slate, August 25, 2014

The Worst Fate Possible for a Journalist,” Michael J. Totten – World Affairs, August 22, 2014

Don't Ransom Journalists,” Thomas E. Ricks – Politico Magazine, August 24, 2014


Destroy the 'Islamic State,'” John R. Bolton – National Review, September 8, 2014

David Cameron Must not Give ISIS the Wider Conflict it Wants,” Emile Simpson – The Guardian, August 25, 2014

Obama is Just 'Tickling' ISIS, Syrian Rebels Say,” Josh Rogin – The Daily Beast, August 25, 2014

Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal,” Eli Lake – The Daily Beast, August 22, 2014

The New Battle Against Evil,” David Ignatius – The Washington Post, August 21, 2014

The Mid East Crisis

Like ISIS & Al-Qaeda, Hamas is Fair Game,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, August 21, 2014

It's Time to Stop 'Managing' the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Just End It,” Gershom Gorenberg –The American Prospect, August 21, 2014

The Real Winner of America’s War on ISIS: Bashar al-Assad,” Joshua Keating – Slate, August 22, 2014

Lessons from Iraq

How Iraq Explains Why the U.S. Shouldn't Leave Afghanistan,” Paul D. Miller – Foreign Policy, August 25, 2014

Russia and Ukraine

What a Deal Between Ukraine and Russia Could Look Like,” Patrick Smith – The Fiscal Times, August 25, 2014

Russia is Already Invading Ukraine,” David Frum – The Atlantic, August 25, 2014

Merkel Takes Charge of Pacifying Ukraine,” Leonid Bershidsky – Bloomberg View, August 22, 2014

Dissent in Europe

France's Fake Crisis Boosts the Far Right,” Leonid Bershidsky – Bloomberg View, August 25, 2014

Will Italy Wreak Economic Havoc on Europe?” Milton Ezrati – The National Interest, August 25, 2014

Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland,” Martin Benedyk and Danica Kirka – Real Clear World , August 25, 2014

Italy's Downward Spiral,” Hans-Werner Sinn – Project Syndicate, August 21, 2014

Plus, views on U.S. foreign policy…

Events in Iraq, Syria and Russia Further Stoke Debate About Obama’s Worldview,” Zachary A. Goldfarb – The Washington Post, August 23, 2014

How James Foley’s Death Changed the Course of Obama’s Foreign Policy,” Andrew L. Peek – The Fiscal Times, August 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton's 'Mission Impossible' Doctrine,” Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic, August 21, 2014

Only US Can Prevent Great Power War,” Alex Ward – The Diplomat, August 22, 2014

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