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The Russia-US truce in Syria leaves an Islamist mess

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With no official documentation publicly available, the latest Syria cease-fire negotiated by the US and Russia has been criticized as unusually vague, nontransparent, and weak. But ...
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Haunting image of young Syrian boy caught in air strike

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An incredibly moving image of a young Syrian boy, sitting alone in an ambulance, covered in dirt and blood.
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More Syrian civilian casualties

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The low estimate says 56 civilians were killed, including 11 children.
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From Syria to the TPP: The state of state sovereignty

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State sovereignty is a relatively new idea, and it’s fighting a multi-front war for its survival.
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The Islamic State’s threat is closer to Paris than Syria’s refugees

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When we demonize refugees, the terrorists win.
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The definition of Islamophobia

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We have a word for a persistent, irrational fear that carries a strong avoidance desire. It’s called a phobia.
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Conservatives blame Paul Ryan for not blocking Syrian refugees, because that’s how this works now

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The House Freedom Caucus seems willing to shut down the government over their Islamophobia.
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Ben Carson’s campaign doubles down on claim that China has a military presence in Syria

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And they did so using two different explanations for the claim.
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Refugees, then and now

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In principle, fleeing violence is nothing new, but the costs of mobility are lower and the stakes are higher now.
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The West is using an accounting trick to ignore Saudi Arabia’s Syrian refugees

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Here’s how you make millions of refugees disappear in one easy step.
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Scott Walker’s non-position on Syria is so bad it makes Donald Trump look good

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When you sound so dumb you make Donald Trump sound smart, it’s time to pause and reflect.
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Martin O’Malley calls for US to pull its actual weight in housing Syrian refugees

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The United States can and should do much, much more to help Syrian refugees.
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Woman secretly films life in ISIS’ capital in Syria (video)

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She reports that 150 French women have joined the ISIS enclave.
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