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Geneive Abdo's op-ed in The National Interest on Bahrain's sectarian turmoil

Shortly after the parliamentary elections in Bahrain last month, security forces raided the home of the country’s premier Shi’a religious scholar and spiritual guide for the opposition, Issa Qassem, in an act considered sacrosanct in the Islamic tradition.

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Sputnik News on Obama's apporoval rating

MOSCOW, December 24 (Sputnik) –The results of the Military Times poll revealing that US President Barack Obama's disapproval rating among active duty military has increased to 55 percent, while his approval rating has plummeted to just 15%, reflecting a number of f

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Bloomberg on Japan's relation with US

Japan’s parliament confirmed Shinzo Abe as prime minister today, giving him the opportunity to become the longest-serving premier in four decades.

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Rachel Stohl op-ed in CNN on US tackling arms trade

ISIS, al Qaeda, weapons of mass destruction -- it's easy to understand why these threats to global stability consistently make the headlines. But it doesn't take a nuclear device to devastate countries.

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David Michel and Ricky Passarelli's op-ed in Foreign Policy on water conflict in the Niger Basin

West Africa’s Niger River Basin, home to some of the poorest countries in the world, might be the bleeding edge of a new kind of conflict. Along Africa’s third largest river, climate change and ballooning populations in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria — the three largest countries that rely on the waters of the Niger River — are driving a looming resource shortage, exacerbated by strained infrastructure, that risks pushing them past the breaking point.

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