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Appeals to White House: Don't bomb Syria

In a letter dated Aug. 28, 18 human rights, peace and religious organizations appealed to President Obama to reject military intervention in Syria.

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Berlin still hopes for an end to all war

The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.

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Afghanistan: Is it really the end game?

There is nothing that better sums up the utter failure of America's longest war than getting ambushed as you are trying to get the hell out of the county.

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Battling crisis, Iraq’s communists remain optimistic

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.

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Mali and chickens

The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.

Debate heats up over U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan

Debate is intensifying about the numbers of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after the projected withdrawal of most by the end of 2014.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

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War in the East

As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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