Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam. Whatever you may think of our decision to go in, Rusk was saying, if we walk away, the United States loses the first war in its history, with all that means for Southeast …

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Geographically Illiterate Americans Dream of Bombing North Korea — But First They Must Find It

Back in April, when many people on the Internet earnestly believed that nuclear war with North Korea was only days—if not hours—away, your favorite and most trusted news source (Russia Insider, obviously) calmed its readers by reminding them that America would first have to find North Korea on a map before bombing it. Apparently the New …

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Sheikh Imran Hosein Shares his Vision of Contemporary World

Sheikh Imran Hosein is a distinguished Islamic scholar, author of many books, expert in Islamic eschatology, international politics and finance, and contemporary socio-economic and political issues. In his work, the sheikh emphasizes Islamic spirituality, ihsan, in the absence of which all knowledge would be confined to the mere perception of worldly reality. The principal themes upon …

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Goodness Gracious, Great Chinese ‘Fireball’ Malware Infects 250m Systems Worldwide

A strain of Chinese browser-hijacking malware dubbed Fireball has infected 250 million computers. The malware takes over web browsers and turns them into zombies, security firm Check Point warns. Fireball is capable of executing any code on the infected machines, resulting in a wide range of actions from stealing credentials to dropping additional software nasties. …

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