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Dr. James Hess

Police Chief's Assassination Has Significant Implications for Afghani Taliban

The use of assassinations as a weapon to create (or thwart) change is nothing new. Terrorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries used targeted killings to great effect.

US Withdrawal from Syria Could Enable a Pan-Shi’a Iran and Change the Mideast Balance of Power

President Trump has said he would like to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Such a withdrawal from Syria and Iraq could enable a contiguous pan-Shi’a Iran.