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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Warrick for NBC News: Another al-Baghdadi-style raid on ISIS militants could soon become mission impossible

The U.S. special operations raid that killed the Islamic State militant group’s top terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday was almost perfect. The military, the intelligence agencies, the American allies and Trump administration officials all deserve credit for this success, as well as the drone strike Monday that killed ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. But the Trump administration’s recent actions […]

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Middle East Security & Defense

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Brooking in The Washington Post: Russians are meddling in the Democratic primary. Is anyone paying attention?

Last week, Facebook revealed details of a new Russian influence operation targeting the 2020 U.S. election. Sticking to the playbook they used in the 2016 presidential election, Russian operatives infiltrated both sides of contentious political debates, seeking to widen the fissures in American society. The operation focused on Instagram and reached roughly 147,000 U.S.-based Instagram users. The efforts concentrated on the […]

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United States and Canada

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Bruton in Foreign Policy: Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize tilt Ethiopia’s election?

Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands of political prisoners and overturning highly repressive restrictions on civil society and political groups, he probably averted a civil war. His reforms may have been symbolic—critics […]

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