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Syrian Civilians Pay the Price in Ghouta

Who will come out on top when/if the violence ebbs? It will most likely be the Assad regime because: 1) the regime has strong sponsors in the form of Russia and Iran, and 2) the international community has no coherent practical response to the ongoing violence.

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What are the Kabul Attacks Signaling?

[T]he U.S.’s best bet is to find a political—and diplomatic—solution for Afghanistan that involves a continued focus on Afghanistan’s domestic security forces as a means to stabilize the country, rather than honing in on Pakistan and aggravating an already tumultuous relationship.  

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Three Problems with Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

Trump's strategy has been tried before, and without success. It also reinforces the security dilemma between Pakistan and India, while ignoring China—an increasingly important player in the region, as China–Pakistan Economic Corridor shows.