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What We Are Reading… November 14, 2014

International News MENA Hagel: ISIL Degraded But Remains Dangerous DoD News United States and coalition forces have made progress in recent months against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, but the campaign will be “a long and difficult struggle,” Defense...

What We Are Reading… November 7, 2014

International News Coverage MENA Why Barack Obama is writing letters to Iran’s Supreme Leader David Blair / The Telegraph Analysis: The real aim of the correspondence is to reassure Iran’s leader that “regime change” is not America’s goal Iran stalls probe into...

What We Are Reading… October 31, 2014

International News MENA UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups Cara Anna / The Associated Press A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and...

What We Are Reading… October 24, 2014

International News Middle East, IS, Al-Qaeda, Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes SULEIMAN AL-KHALIDI / Reuters Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques...