Pivot to Asia?

Dec. 10 2013

The Obama administration has yet to prove that it will defend American allies in the Pacific any better than it has protected those in the Middle East.

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Read more at Wall Street Journal

More about: Asia, Barack Obama, China, Israel, Japan, Taiwan

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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Read more at Australia/Israel Review

More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy