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July/August 2013

For those who needed it, the orchestrated attacks late last year on the American consulate in Benghazi, and the more recent apparent freelance beheading of an off-duty British serviceman on a London street and the homemade bomb attacks on the marathon runners and spectators in Boston, have provided a reminder that Islamic terror is still very much with us. ... Read More

Cuba’s Revolution Dies Hard

As the Castro dynasty grows poorer and more desperate, look for the regime to pretend to reform while retaining its totalitarian grip on the tropical island’s politics and economy.

Islamic Terror: Decentralized, Franchised, Global

As President Obama scales back on the War on Terror, al-Qaeda and its mutations have decentralized and spread, and by now are poised to strike in unexpected places.

Cameron and the Euroskeptics

Five years ago, UKIP was a single-issue fringe party opposing subordination to Brussels. Today, the EU relationship is a defining issue in Britain, one that Cameron no longer ignores.

Terror Data: US vs. UK

There’s no single counterterrorism solution, but recent studies of more than a decade of attacks in the US and the UK might reveal patterns that will aid law enforcement going forward.

Meet the Kremlin's ‘Patriotic’ Hypocrites

Soviet heavies were fond of chastising the West and punishing activists with alleged foreign ties, but at least they did so without Virgin Island bank accounts and luxury US property holdings.

The Forgotten Genocide in North Korea

The Kim regime’s crimes against the North Korean people are tantamount to genocide and crimes against humanity—and linked to Pyongyang’s militarism in ways other nations can no longer ignore.

Canada’s Energy Future

Canada’s energy prospects are a trendy topic for politicians and pundits, but the reality is more complicated. While the future is still bright, the coming boom could be a bust in disguise.

US Missile Defense

With threats growing in North Korea, Iran, and elsewhere, the US must improve existing missile-defense capabilities in the near term with an eye to developing new technologies as well.

Pakistan’s Nuclear Journey

Retired General Feroz Khan’s account of Pakistan’s nuclear program is an important insider’s history, focusing on culture and individual personalities as well as politics and technical challenges.

Syria’s Fight to the Death

The revolution to remove Assad has metastasized into a grotesque sectarian war among the Sunni majority, the ruling Alawite minority, and a host of other uncertain players.