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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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Off-Ramp for Russia

Last week the United States and the European Union announced new sanctions targeting Russia’s financial industry, energy sector, and the trade of dual use technologies. As a response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has rallied behind the United States’ previous efforts with these more expansive and hard-hitting sanctions. Earlier rounds of sanctions focused on specific

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