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Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs and writes the World blog. 

The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PMAmericans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
The World
Sept. 16 2014 11:56 AMIran and the U.S. Are Allies Against ISIS but Aren’t Ready to Admit It Yet
The World
Sept. 11 2014 3:14 PMSyrian Government: Go Ahead, Bomb Our Country!
The World
Sept. 10 2014 6:27 PMHe Asked for Permission Before. Why Doesn’t Obama Think He Needs It to Bomb Syria Now?
The World
Sept. 5 2014 2:14 PMCould Iran Be Part of America’s New Coalition of the Willing?
The World
Sept. 3 2014 4:11 PMWhy Flight Bans to Infected Areas Aren’t the Best Way to Stop the Ebola Epidemic
The World
Sept. 3 2014 9:00 AMWhatever America Does, Arabic Twitter Will Hate It
The World
Sept. 2 2014 3:41 PMWhat Happens If ISIS Keeps Beheading Americans?
The World
Aug. 29 2014 2:51 PMThe Cruel Irony of NATO Membership: If You Want to Get In, There’s No Way You’re Getting In
The World
Aug. 28 2014 2:46 PMTourists Who Don’t Understand Geography Are Canceling Trips to South Africa Because of Ebola
The World
Aug. 27 2014 1:20 PMWhy Does ISIS (or the Islamic State, or QSIS) Have So Many Names? What Should We Call It?
The World
Aug. 26 2014 2:04 PMObama Authorized Surveillance Flights Because We Have No Idea What’s Going on Inside Syria
The World
Aug. 25 2014 5:28 PM“El Qaida”: The Persistent, Baseless Claim That Terrorists Will Swarm the U.S. From Mexico
The World
Aug. 25 2014 11:11 AMWhat the Treatment of Two American Prisoners Tells Us About the ISIS–al-Qaida Grudge Match
The World
Aug. 22 2014 10:57 AMThe Real Winner of America’s War on ISIS: Bashar al-Assad
The World
Sept. 17 2014 4:08 PMRussia’s Economy’s in Trouble, but That Doesn’t Mean Russians Will Turn on Putin
The World
Sept. 12 2014 3:22 PMIs Everyone Going to Declare Independence if Scotland Does It? 
The World
Sept. 11 2014 10:08 AMObama: We Need to Fight ISIS, But Not for the Reasons You Think
The World
Sept. 10 2014 1:09 PMDid We Wait Too Long to Intervene in Syria?
The World
Sept. 4 2014 5:09 PMAl-Qaida, Which Wants You to Know It Still Exists, Opens New South Asian Branch
The World
Sept. 3 2014 12:20 PMObama Now Says the U.S. Will “Destroy” ISIS. That Means We Have to Go Into Syria.
The World
Sept. 2 2014 5:49 PMFive Possible Explanations for Why ISIS Is Beheading Americans
The World
Sept. 2 2014 1:24 PMIn the 21st Century, Going to War Means Not Having to Say You’re Going to War
The World
Aug. 28 2014 3:09 PMVladimir Putin Ramps Up His Postmodern Non-Invasion Invasion of Ukraine
The World
Aug. 28 2014 9:00 AMThe U.S. Will Not Ratify Any Treaty Unless It Has to Do With Fish
The World
Aug. 26 2014 4:01 PMWhat a Settlement Between Israel and Hamas Will Look Like
The World
Aug. 26 2014 12:17 PMDo the UAE’s Airstrikes in Libya Mean the United States Is Losing Influence in the Middle East?
The World
Aug. 25 2014 2:21 PMIs British Rapper L Jinny the Man Who Beheaded James Foley?
The World
Aug. 22 2014 3:42 PMSurprise: American Firepower Doesn’t Make Countries More Peaceful
The World
Aug. 21 2014 4:31 PMRussia to Bulgarians: Stop Repainting Soviet-Era Monuments to Look Like Ronald McDonald

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