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Propaganda Wars: Militant Islam versus the Islamic State in Syria

October 28, 2014 - 10:15am

In the past two and a half years, the uneven progress of armed rebellion against the Syrian regime has produced rebel infighting. Militant Sunni Muslim groups evolved new strategies to gain and control resources to keep the fighting going, and in doing so, also developed alternative visions and authority structures as individual fighters both in Syria and from outside sought to join whichever group was best able to absorb them. The global jihadi movement, which has come to... Read more... Tags: Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, foreign fighters, Infighting

Kissinger’s World Order

October 13, 2014 - 4:41pm

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(Editor’s Note: The following remarks were delivered by Walter McDougall at an FPRI Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014.)

Henry Kissinger’s latest book is a major event, if only for the obvious reason that it might be the swan song of the 91 year old scholar-statesman.  No American in the post-World War II,... Read more... Tags: Henry A. Kissinger, World Order, U.S. Foreign Policy