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Will ISIS and al-Qaida Always Be Rivals?

Unifying would have benefits, but the groups have different aims.

May 25 2016 12:17 PMMeet Brazil’s Unexpected PresidentMichel Temer is a deal-maker who took advantage of Dilma Rousseff’s downfall. What kind of leader will he be?
April 14 2016 5:46 PMVladimir Putin Feels Your PainThe surreal spectacle of the Russian president’s annual call-in show.
April 8 2016 1:07 PMHow Much Trouble Is Russia Causing in Europe?Too much, based on the results of a Dutch referendum about Ukraine.
March 23 2016 5:07 PMCould the Brussels Attack Backfire for ISIS?Historically, terrorists find that strikes against the West cost them in the long run.
March 22 2016 3:41 PMWe Are All Belgians? Not This Time.The sense of Western unity inspired by terror attacks—and felt as recently as Paris—is gone. 
March 10 2016 8:00 AMMerkel’s DilemmaEU leaders are unhappy about the refugee crisis, and just as unhappy about her working with Turkey to solve it.
Feb. 8 2016 4:31 PMThe Day After the United Kingdom Leaves the EUIt could be the beginning of the end of both of them.
Jan. 22 2016 1:41 PMThis Isn’t an Iranian PerestroikaIran is still the same repressive regime.
Dec. 25 2015 7:00 AMThe Ghosts of Christmas PastThe holiday sometimes brings us decisive moments. And sometimes it doesn’t.
Dec. 17 2015 6:02 PMNicki Minaj Shouldn’t Be Performing for DictatorsShe is supposed to sing for Angola’s brutal ruler on Saturday. Will she take the high road or a blood diamond paycheck? 
Dec. 10 2015 12:17 PMWhy Europeans Understand the Danger Donald Trump Poses Better Than Anyone ElseEurope ignored the bigoted hate speech of the far right for a decade. Now it’s mainstream.
Dec. 7 2015 5:04 PMVenezuela Has Just Begun to FightHugo Chavez’s legacy just suffered a huge defeat. But the political opposition’s toughest days are still ahead.
Nov. 29 2015 9:02 PMClaimedWhen Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation.
Nov. 25 2015 11:44 AMWe Need a Mature and Stable Political Situation in Our Country”An interview with Myanmar Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
Nov. 19 2015 2:00 PMHow Putin Has Turned the Paris Attacks to His AdvantageThe Russian president has made his country indispensable once again.
April 25 2016 12:36 PMThe Abominable TouristWill international visitors help Nepal rebuild after last year’s earthquake, or will they only make things worse?
April 14 2016 3:38 PMThe Killer Hiding in the CDC Map What caused Haiti’s cholera epidemic? The CDC museum knows but won’t say.  
March 25 2016 4:36 PMHow Terror Threatens the EUAfter the Brussels attack, Britain’s Brexit seems likelier than ever.
March 23 2016 10:14 AMWhat Is Brussels?A crossroads of history, a city of immigrants, an unfinished but essential project to end the cataclysmic conflicts on the European continent.
March 17 2016 7:46 PMMerkel’s Problem Is Europe, Not GermanyRegional elections showed that Germans support her immigration policy.
March 4 2016 4:30 PMThis Is How the West EndsDonald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and the breakdown of European stability.
Feb. 4 2016 5:43 AMA Fortnight in LerosWhat I saw when I volunteered in a Greek refugee camp.
Jan. 19 2016 11:00 AMHow Angela Merkel Became the Last Best Hope for European LiberalismThe German chancellor may be the only force stemming back a rising tide of intolerance.
Dec. 18 2015 3:57 PMHere’s What Happened When Three CIA Officers Played Homeland: The GameThe terrorists won.
Dec. 17 2015 9:31 AMWho Represents the World’s Tyrants and Torturers in Washington? The hired guns who advocate for the world’s worst human rights abusers.
Dec. 10 2015 11:06 AMOne Idea for What Mark Zuckerberg Can Do With His $45 BillionSave public discourse and debate!
Dec. 4 2015 10:14 PMAt War With an IdeaWhat if the freedom to bear arms is also the freedom to be a jihadi?
Nov. 25 2015 1:59 PMPutin’s Spin CycleHow the Russian media are fitting the downing of the Russian jet fighter into a wider conspiracy theory.
Nov. 24 2015 5:50 PMBordering on WarWhy Vladimir Putin never thought Turkey would make good on its threats.
Nov. 17 2015 5:32 PMISIS Will Become More Deadly Before It DiesWhen terrorists lose ground, they typically lash out with greater violence.

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