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  • The Pragmatic Superpower
    The Pragmatic Superpower by Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon

    "Lucid and accessible," Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon's book sheds new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East.

  • The Hacked World Order
    The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal

    Adam Segal reveals the ways that governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other.

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  • June 29, 2014

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, declares a caliphate in Syria and Iraq.


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