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The Kurds show the way

Believers in democracy and human rights should give the Kurds a standing ovation.

Let's talk about war

Make no mistake about it, Obama is conducting a "robust" foreign policy.

Why democracy support matters

Democracy support serves US interests and extends US influence in the world.

The Middle East's three-way war

How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?

Is Assad really better than ISIS?

Some argue that the Syrian regime is preferable to ISIS. But preferable for whom, and why?