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The Middle East Proxy War You Didn’t Know About

In August, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt carried out a series of secret airstrikes within Libya with the purpose of slowing down the advance of Islamist militias in Tripoli, specifically seeking to prevent them from taking over the international airport. The attacks caught the rest of the world by surprise, particularly the United States, who claimed that the

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How the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Gets Funding

As the Islamic State (IS) continues to try and establish a Caliphate within Syria and Iraq, one must ask how IS has been able to afford fighting against Kurdish, Iraqi, Syrian, and American forces all the while maintaining a territory that spans approximately 81,000 square miles between the two countries. IS is now considered by many to be the richest

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The Key to Eliminating ISIS

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is creating a new state in the Middle East, one that shatters internationally recognized borders and has no qualms about providing a haven for terrorist groups and sending radicalized westerners back to their home countries to wreak havoc. If given the time to establish themselves, ISIS (also know as the Islamic State

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Western Fighters in the Islamic State

The execution of American journalist James Foley this week shocked many around the world. But it wasn’t just the gruesome way he was executed that appalled so many; it was also the fact that his executioner was later identified as a British man. While this isn’t the first time that a Westerner has been identified as fighting alongside the Islamic

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