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Updated July 28, 2021 - 8:57 PM EDT
Biden Has No Plans to Pull Troops Out of Syria
  Syrian Forces Storm Daraa Al-Balad After Failed Negotiations
  US Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Prisons and Officials
US Continues To Step Up Airstrikes on Taliban
  NATO Reaffirms Support and Continued Funding for Afghan Govt
  Explainer: US, NATO Pledge Billions to Back Afghan Forces
Austin Stresses Anti-China Partnerships in Asia
  Biden Looking To Expand US-Africa Business Ties to Counter China
  Is China Taking More Pragmatic Approach To Ease Tensions With US?
Shi'ite Groups Welcome US Ending Iraq Combat
  Iraq's Election Faces Boycotts Over Corruption, Security Woes
Biden: Cyberattacks Could Lead to a 'Real Shooting War'
Israel 'Maximum Pressure' Campaign Against Ben & Jerry's
item After 18 Years, Bring Home America's Troops From Iraq  by Doug Bandow
item Philippines: Asia Can't Afford South China Sea War  by Marielle Lucenio
item Surprise: No One 'Bad Guy' Responsible for Violence in the Middle East  by Matthew Petti
item Biden's Foreign Policy Failures  by Daniel Larison
item A Failing Empire With a Flailing Military  by Tom Engelhardt
item Women Are on the Verge of Being Forced Into Military Conscription  by Matt Welch

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