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What Does ISIS Want Now?

What Does ISIS Want Now?

Fifty years ago, John Kerry asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a question that is probably occurring to many Americans right now: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” Yesterday, at least 13 U.S. service members

Anticipating a rough horizon

Anticipating a rough horizon

Under a dull, Sunday morning sky, ­American troops lowered the flag at Camp Antonik. For a storied moment marking one of the final steps toward the end of the longest war in American history, the May 2 handover was unremarkable and small. A contingent of

Erasing the Uyghurs

Erasing the Uyghurs

Dolkun Isa began alerting the international community about China’s oppression of his people group five years ago. The president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress is from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. By 2016, members of the Uyghur diaspora could no longer contact family members

To Russia With Nuns

To Russia With Nuns

Although Christianity can now be freely practiced in Russia, the effects of more than 70 years of communist rule have left a deep wound on the spirituality of Russians. Forty percent of Russians are baptized, yet less than 1% attend church. Drunkenness is a common