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Out of Control: Managing non-State Militias

This essay seeks to examine ways in which national political identity influences government options in controlling powerful non-state militias. Continue reading

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ISIS In Iraq: A Kurdish Opportunity

While media attention has focused on the recent escalation in turmoil in Iraq, less attention has been given to the drastic geopolitical realignment reflected by this crisis. In particular, this fighting has opened a tremendous opportunity for the expansion of … Continue reading

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Three Years of Protest: Bahrain Today

Inspired by democratic protests among their Arab neighbors, the people of Kingdom of Bahrain rose up against the governing al-Khalifa family, who have ruled the tiny Gulf country for over 200 years. In February 2011, the Shi’a majority went to … Continue reading

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Hezbollah: Soul-Seeking

Hezbollah, “the Party of God,” was created for a very clear purpose—the rejection of Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon. Over the last 30 years, Hezbollah has fought two wars with the Israelis, and continues to stockpile advanced weaponry in preparation … Continue reading

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