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The Social Media War on ISIS

Last Monday marked a year since the declaration of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria by the extremist group Daesh (Islamic State, ISIL, ISIS). Despite maintaining and even expanding their territorial claims over the past year, some argue that their greatest accomplishment...

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Key Reads   Pentagon Fights Congressional Ban on Russian Rocket Engines Steven Lee Myers / The New York Times The ban was meant to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea, but military officials say the space program will need the engines for at least a few more...

No Shangri-La in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrives at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, for the 14th Asia Security Summit, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Singapore. TPhoto: Wong Maye-E, AP On Saturday in Singapore, U.S. Defense...

U.S. Confronts China Over Airspace in South China Sea

Chinese construction on the previously submerged Hughes Reef. Photo: Tuoi Tre I had not given much thought to the flight plan of the airline I recently booked to go back to the U.S. from Vietnam, but recent events in the airspace over the South China Sea prompted an...