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Yes, It Is Good to Hate al-Baghdadi

If we want to truly love one another, first we have to learn how to hate evil men like the recently killed ISIS mastermind

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Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS

Two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of our military strategy in the Middle East

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Fighting ISIS, Finding Iran

An excerpt from Seth Frantzman’s forthcoming book, ‘After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East’

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Obama’s Genocides

Five years after the Islamic State’s massacre of Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq, it seems harder than ever to get Western leaders to live up to protecting minority ethnic or religious groups from extinction in the Middle East

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A New Strategy to Counter Iran’s Growing Power

Obama’s attempt to make Tehran an ally against ISIS has backfired. Trump needs to ditch that approach to keep Iran in check and prevent an ISIS resurgence.

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Holding Obama Accountable for Syria

And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error

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Walking the Walk

Ep. 164: Jesse Eisenberg and the team behind the new documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet,’ plus ‘New York Times’ ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi, host of the Caliphate podcast

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Our Evil Problem

Two young Americans set out on a bike ride across the world to prove that people were good. ISIS had other ideas.

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Israel Is Losing the Social Media War

Why military supremacy is no longer enough for a Jewish state fighting on asymmetric fronts against nonstate actors with the ability to shape public perceptions and war narratives

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The Assault on Kirkuk: A Firsthand Account

A frontline Kurdish peshmerga officer describes what it was like to be abandoned by the West in Iraq in October of 2017

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In New Low, Amnesty Stands Up for ISIS

A new report from the so-called human rights group argues a moral equivalence between the Islamic State and the US-Led Coalition fighting to free Mosul

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Trump Didn’t Just Reveal Israeli Intel on ISIS. He Showed Why the U.S.-Israel Alliance Is So Resilient.

Trump’s intel scandal sheds light on what America gets out of the U.S.-Israel relationship

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How ‘The Deranged Ones’ Are Reshaping France

In the recent case of an Orthodox woman who was attacked and killed at home, French authorities seem to have a hard time differentiating the insane impulse from the intentional act, refusing to see the anti-Semitism that co-exists with terror

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Leopold Weiss, the Jew Who Helped Invent the Modern Islamic State

‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.

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A Masterful Account of Humiliation and Despair

Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level

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Is Syrian Intelligence Working With ISIS in Europe?

An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria

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Was Iran Involved in Sept. 11? A Federal Judge Awards Victims $10.5 Billion in Damages.

But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent

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The Pax Americana Is Dead. Welcome to the Age of the Godfathers.

The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony

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The New Danger to Europe Isn’t ISIS. It’s Assad’s Thugs.

Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?

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Is the U.S. Supporting Mass Extermination In Syria?

In a small border town on the way to Europe, Syrian refugees tell stories that the world is determined not to hear

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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A Jewish ISIS Rises in the West Bank

They reject modern political states and their institutions. They want to return to an imagined earlier era of religious order. They are extreme, fundamentalist, and violent. What separates so-called Hilltop Youth from young Jihadis?

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Meet the Israeli ISIS Recruit

His name is Roman. He hates his mother. And he’s a viral video comedy sensation.

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Understanding Syria: Whose Side Are We on, Anyway?

It helps to look at this map

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The Left’s Ideas Deficit Strengthens Islamists

ISIS offers its recruits a vision of wild and violent abandon. To eradicate it, we need not only better guns but also better ideas.

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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The Paris Attacks: Understanding France, Terror, ISIS, and More

After the latest tragedy in Paris, here’s a look into Tablet’s coverage of the network’s beginnings and their sectarian ideologies, as well as the xenophobic, far-right face of France

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I’ll Say It Again: If You Live in Europe, You Need a Gun

What happened in Paris is war, and the only way to fight it is with firearms

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Lindsay Graham: U.S. Strategy in Syria ‘Half-Assed at Best’

Watch the Republican senator grill the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, who clarified that the coalition of forces behind Syria—Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah—have tipped the scale in Assad’s favor

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