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Hillary Clinton and Other Candidates on Counterterrorism – The New York Times

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After the Brussels attacks, the G.O.P. front-runners offered bravado, while Clinton articulated a sensible approach to counterterrorism. Source: Hillary Clinton and Other Candidates on Counterterrorism – The New York Times David Lindsay Hamden, CT Pending…

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Will Merkel Pay for Doing the Right Thing? – The New York Times

“I spoke to a couple of young refugees from Aleppo, Mahmoud Sultan and Mulham (he preferred not to give his family name out of concern for his family’s safety). They complained about the food, about the noise, about the difficulty … Continue reading

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A Chance to Halt the Brutality in Syria – The New York Times

“After five months of suffering and destruction under unrelenting attacks by Russian aircraft, the Syrian people have at last received some good news: an agreement announced early Friday morning in Munich between the United States and Russia to deliver desperately … Continue reading

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The Limits of American Realism – Roger Cohen, The New York Times

“Is realism really, really what America wants as the cornerstone of its foreign policy?Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international affairs at Harvard University, has an eloquent ode to realism in Foreign Policy magazine. He argues that, with realism as … Continue reading

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Test Your Savvy About 2016 With a Quiz Will Trump, Cruz, Clinton or Sanders win the presidency? Will the refugee crisis improve? Here’s a multiple-choice exam on what’s to come. nytimes.com|By NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Nice Quiz, Mr. Kristof, and some good laughs, which gets extra credit. I took the quiz, and got 9 out of 11, but since I disagree with you on Obama’s Syrian Policy, I give myself a 10 out of 11. … Continue reading

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Putin’s Syrian Misadventure – Tom Friedman, The New York Times

“And the ISIS threat is becoming strategic. The massive outflow of refugees from Syria and Iraq that ISIS has provoked is leading the European Union to start to close internal borders and limit the free flow of people and probably … Continue reading

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Is Vladimir Putin right to label Turkey ‘accomplices of terrorists’? | World news | The Guardian

“Since the earliest months of the Syrian war, Turkey has had more direct involvement and more at stake than any of the regional states lined up against Bashar al-Assad.Turkish borders have been the primary thoroughfare for fighters of all kinds … Continue reading

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After Paris Attacks, Vilifying Refugees – The New York Times

“Battening down the hatches is often an impulsive and politically expedient response to terrorism attacks. Predictably, the harrowing scenes of carnage in Paris on Friday are fueling calls to shut down borders and halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in … Continue reading

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On the Road in Syria, Struggle All Around – The New York Times

We keep asking, who are the moderate rebels? Here are some, survivors mostly. “RMEILAN, Syria — After boiling crude oil from the ground near here all day in a metal tank to refine it into diesel, Ali Mohammed braved the … Continue reading

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Putin’s Partition Plan for Syria – HUSSEIN IBISH,  The New York Times

“Russian firepower is aimed at securing the larger, western part of the rump Syrian state that is still controlled by Mr. Assad — in particular the air and naval bases near Latakia and Tartus. And aside from forays into northern … Continue reading

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