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Chattanooga's Lone Wolf

July 17, 2015  •  City Journal

Nothing in a profile of 24-year-old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez would have suggested that he was about to open fire on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and kill four U.S. Marines and three other people on Thursday. By close of business Friday, federal and local law enforcement officials were still scrambling to learn more about the Kuwaiti-born American citizen of Palestinian-Jordanian descent and why he would stage such a shooting spree.

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Iran deal: The best worst option

July 16, 2015  •  Fox News

Arms control agreements are not usually struck between friendly nations. They are either signed by defeated or frightened states, or by enemies who view them as beneficial to their national security despite ongoing enmity.

South Africa gave up its secret nuclear weapons program only after its apartheid government was ousted.

Libya's Muammar Qaddafi renounced his nuclear bomb effort only after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq made him fear that Libya might be next.

The United States and the former Soviet Union negotiated nuclear arms treaties that substantially reduced the nuclear peril to both while still committed to each other's destruction.

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Cuba on the Edge

July 2015  •  Departures

"Cuba, baby!" Millionaire celebrity Paris Hilton exclaimed on Instagram while posing alongside one of the United Buddy Bears, a traveling exhibition of over 140 life-size fiberglass bears on display since January on the San Francisco de Asis Plaza, in Old Havana. In February, supermodel Naomi Campbell was photographed partying with Fidel Castro's son at Havana's Grand Hotel Nacional de Cuba during the 17th annual cigar convention, the Festival del Habano, which attracted some 1,600 cigar aficionados from over 30 nations. In March, Conan O'Brien became the first late-night host to broadcast from the island since Jack Paar interviewed Fidel in 1959. Dressed in a white linen suit and Panama hat, O'Brien was filmed drinking too much rum, massacring the Spanish language, learning to rumba, and rolling a corona in a cigar factory– all the while avoiding the politics and rancor that have characterized Cuban-American relations for the past 50 years.

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Turkey's election results were a big surprise. What's next?

June 9, 2015  •  Fox News

Make no mistake: Turkey's 76 million people, 86 percent of whom cast votes in the national parliamentary election Sunday, delivered a stunning rebuke to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist who has dominated Turkish politics as prime minister and now president for the past 13 years. Turkish voters ended his government's 13-year majority rule – and perhaps his effort to consolidate even more personal power -- by giving his Justice and Development Party, the AKP, less than 41 percent of the vote, about half of what the party won in the last general election in 2011.

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Turkey general election: What's at stake and why it matters

June 5, 2015  •  Fox News

Turkey's national parliamentary election on June 7th matters. The future direction of one of the Middle East's strongest, most economically successful, most populous countries is at stake.

While President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's name is not on the ballot, this Sunday's general election may determine whether the most accomplished vote-getter in Turkish history, its three-time elected prime minister and elected president since August is likely to become even stronger, as well as the most dominant political figure since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the secular founder of modern Turkey.

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