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US Whack-a-Mole View of Jihadism

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by

by Graham E. Fuller Violent Islamic jihadi radicalism continues to spread across the Muslim world with ever newer names and forms. But Washington seems fixated in each case upon the particular immediate character of each movement, ...

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Netanyahu’s Latest Challenge to Obama

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by

by Paul R. Pillar Faced with an unexpectedly tough electoral challenge, (at least according to Israeli opinion polls, however unreliable they later turned out to be) Benjamin Netanyahu in the closing days of his campaign decided ...

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The Islamic State’s Supposed Theology

Published on March 16th, 2015 | by

by Musa al-Gharbi It is problematic to assert that the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is not “Islamic” in large part because the assertion presupposes there is a “true” and a “false” Islam—one by which Barack ...

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