White Supremacist Asks Muslim Lawyer Why There is No ‘Christian ISIS,’ Gets Schooled

Qasim Rashid, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., went viral on Sunday for giving a white supremacist—and the internet—a much-needed history lesson. Rashid gets harassed on the internet by anti-Muslim a-holes on the regular. One of them, who was likely quite proud of this "hot take," asked him "Where's the Christian version of ISIS and every …

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EU Snubs Russia in Favor of New Israeli Pipeline. Will Turkey Follow Suit?

At 1,248 miles long and almost 6 miles deep, this will be the longest and deepest undersea pipeline ever built. Israel hopes that becoming a major energy exporter will improve relations with current foes. How will this change the geopolitical landscape? The Pipeline Israel and the European Union signed a new natural gas deal today. …

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5 in a Row…

Who is to blame for the current state of chaos in Iraq? An oversimplified and misguided, if not dishonest course of action would be to blame Iraqis for being the radical, death-cult worshipping fanatics they are and ignore America’s foreign policy decision-making, which led to the current situation. In turn, one could place Iraq on …

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherence

President Trump’s emerging foreign policy is one of contradictions and chaos, caught up in a combination of old establishment orthodoxies and some fresh recognition of reality but without any strong strategic thinker capable of separating one from the other and leading the administration in a thoughtful direction. The examples of new thinking include abandoning President …

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A boy silhouetted against smog while playing cricket in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2011. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

In China and Pakistan’s Coal Romance, Where’s the Love for the Climate?

If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. That’s thanks to the smog that engulfed large parts of Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces in that period. This was clearly “not a natural phenomenon”, as the Pakistani newspaper …

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