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Roundtable: A Trove of Clinton Documents in Arkansas

February 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton told a close friend that Monica Lewinsky was a "narcissistic loony toon," and also discussed in detail why she decided to forgive her husband for having an affair with the White House intern, according to documents penned by Diane Blair, a close friend and longtime confidant to the former first lady.

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Will The U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists? | CNN

February 19, 2014

Anand Gopal, a fellow at the New America Foundation who has interviewed multiple members of the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network, says the Haqqanis would honor such a deal because "they take great pains to present themselves as part of the ...

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Did Obama sell his ISIS strategy?

September 11, 2014
CNN asked for views on President Obama's speech, in which he outlined his administration's plans for addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including a campaign of airstrikes and a call for Congress to provide additional authority and resources to train and equip opposition fighters in Syria.

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Did Obama sell his ISIS strategy?

September 11, 2014
CNN asked for views on President Obama's speech, in which he outlined his administration's plans for addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including a campaign of airstrikes and a call for Congress to provide additional authority and resources to train and equip opposition fighters in Syria.

Click here to read the full article.

Westerners Join Terror Networks

August 27, 2014
Fmr. CIA analyst Tara Maller says western ISIS members "have typical normal childhoods" before "something goes wrong."

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Now ISIS has drones? | CNN

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Emily Schneider,
  • New America Foundation
August 25, 2014 |
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday purportedly by the terrorist group ISIS, various scenes of jihadist propaganda flash across the screen: militants reading verses from the Quran and examining a map of northern Syria, clips of violent clashes and explosions.

Should Western nations just pay ISIS ransom? | CNN

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Emily Schneider,
  • New America Foundation
August 22, 2014 |
ISIS demanded 100 million euros ($132.5 million) in ransom for the release of James Foley, the American journalist kidnapped and killed by the terrorist group in Syria, according to a spokesman for GlobalPost, the news website for which Foley freelanced.

Hit Isis Targets In Syria? Not So Fast | CNN

August 23, 2014
Peter Bergen, a CNN national security analyst who has researched terror groups for decades, said it will be difficult to defeat ISIS without ground forces.

"President Obama has been very reluctant to get involved in Syria because what does day two look like?" Bergen said. "Two of the most effective fighting forces in Syria are al Qaeda or al Qaeda splinter groups, or groups like Hezbollah, backed by Iran. So if you intervene, you may be helping Iran and Hezbollah and [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's] regime."

What the U.S. can realistically do in Iraq | CNN

  • By
  • Tara Maller,
  • New America Foundation
August 14, 2014 |
Over the past few days, politicians and experts have been debating the merits of the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq -- or whether there is in fact a strategy.

ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.? | CNN

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • David Sterman,
  • New America Foundation
August 18, 2014 |
U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda." But what does that really mean in terms of ISIS' potential threat to the United States?
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