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What Does the Future of ISIS Look Like?

by Khalil F. Osman Tell-tale signs that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or Da’ish) terrorist group is on the wane are everywhere. For over a year now, the terrorist group has suffered a spate of serious battlefield reversals that…
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The Grand Japanese Detachment

by Fatima Er-Rafia Trump effect and the reincarnation of an independent, strong Japan The end of World War II rang the death knell of Japan’s expansionism in Asia. The U.S stopped it by dropping the infamous atomic bombs on Nagasaki and…
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Remembering a Revolution: Talk Like an Egyptian

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Peter Hessler writes about learning to speak Arabic as an adult, when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt, in October of 2011. "It was the first fall after the Arab Spring, and Arabic lessons were a way…
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To Be Continued…Global Geo-Strategic Shifts

by Henry Collison Montreal—The tumultuous socio-political developments of 2016 have had their reverberations spilled over into the new year. Barely stepping into the early hours of 2017, Turkey experienced renewed bloodshed when crowds…
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Navigating Global Geopolitics Under Trump

by Dan Mueller Frankfurt--It appears that there is no end in sight to America's post-election brouhaha. It has covered a whole range of issues with varying degree of sadness, entertainment, and shock. From stories about fake news to…
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Why It is WISE to Take Note of Education in China

By Angelica Towne Beijing--Last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) regional gathering in Beijing, China, entitled ‘Innovating for Equity and Empowerment’. The WISE-LIFE China Forum,…
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Not Much of a Coup

by FPC Editors Concepts & Thoughts Toronto--The botched military coup on Friday July 15 against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) (more…)
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What Does Strategic Paralysis Look Like?

Economically, geopolitically, and socially, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at a precipice. With a failed foreign policy and an unclear economic outlook, the house of Saud cannot stand with firmness and cannot fall without total destruction.…
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So Where Are the Girls?

by Henry Collison Concepts & Thoughts Abuja—Two years ago the world reeled in shock at the revelation that a little known terrorist organization had walked into a school in northern Nigeria (more…)
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Inciting Peace

By Michael A. Brown and Christopher Paul Concepts & Thoughts Washington D.C--Earlier this month, Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, told the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)…
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