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Al Qaeda's Syrian Strategy

Any effort to counter the jihadists' growing hearts-and-minds campaign in Syria will require significant U.S. support for mainstream rebel forces.<p>Al …

Middle East

Squabbling over religion

Jihad Tourism

For 20 years I studied and interviewed Islamist <i>mujahedeen</i> (jihad fighters) imprisoned in Israeli jails, examining their inner worlds and discovering …

Starbucks to take on Juan Valdez in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — Here in the land of coffee, the Juan Valdez coffee chain has had it easy.<p>Its souvenir-filled stores number 170 nationwide. There are 68 in other countries, from Spain to Chile to the United States, where a store does business a few blocks from the White House. If anything, the …

Turkey spymaster pulls the strings in Syria | Center for Geopolitical Analyses

Source: Gulf News <b><br>Istanbul: On a rainy May day, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan led two of his closest advisers into the Oval Office for</b> …

Middle East

No more pie-in-the-sky on US-Japan ties

<b>COMMENT</b> <b><br>No more pie-in-the-sky on US-Japan ties</b><br>By Yuki Tatsumi<p>On October 3, the United States and Japan held the Security Consultative Committee (SCC) …