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Confronting Islamic State Group: Coalition of Rivals?

Joshi Shashank YaleGlobal, 2 September 2014
Sunni-Shia divide complicates US, UK uniting regional coalition to fight Islamic State terrorists
LONDON : In the summer of 1990, when Saddam Hussain’s army marched into Kuwait, the US marshaled an international coalition consisting of nations as eclectic as Argentina, Syria, Senegal and South Korea. But as the Islamic State jihadist group, also known as IS or ISIS, with a self-styled caliphate overruns large tracts of northern Iraq and Syria and shocks the world with a brutal campaign, building a similar coalition is proving to be exceedingly difficult. More >

The Trans-Afghan Pipeline Initiative: No Pipe Dream

Marc Grossman YaleGlobal, 28 August 2014
Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India agree to move on 1,700-kilometer natural gas pipeline

Italy and Japan: Troubled Twins of Globalization

Joji Sakurai YaleGlobal, 26 August 2014
In separate quests for beauty and perfection, Japanese and Italians are lulled into provincial trapt

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