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Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion carry combat boots, a rifle, and Kevlar helmet to build the battlefield cross in honor of three fallen Marines during a memorial ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, July 8, 2014.

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From Vietnam to Afghanistan, All US Governments Lie

US officials have consistently lied over decades about progress in the Afghanistan war. The lies are no surprise, writes Professor Emeritus Gordon Adams–but they have profound consequences.
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Woman standing in front of trees and walkway.

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For Boren Fellow, Language Is a Labor of Love

Kayla Tolbert has worked full-time through grad school and she’s now studying immersive Arabic in Jordan.
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgents.

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Why Do Rebel Groups Govern?

SIS professor Megan Stewart's recent research explores the relationship between rebel governance and rebel military strength.
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2019 Made History.

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2019 Made History

To help put the last year into perspective, we asked experts from the School of International Service to list what they believe will be remembered as historic in the years to come.
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President Donald Trump

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Syria Military Presence Risks US Credibility with World Community

In northern Syria, Trump has caused US allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the US, weakening national power.
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Flags of the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Why Doesn’t the US Just Send Anne Sacoolas Back to the UK?

Both sides can point to the Vienna Convention and to diplomatic tradition to support their case.
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The Berlaymont building, which houses the headquarters of the European Commission.

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How Does the European Union Really Work?

Political chaos is growing in the UK as the government tries to manage the country's exit from the European Union. What does the EU do that so angered UK voters that they voted to leave?
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Iranian students climb up the gate at the US embassy in Tehran.

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Diplomatic Collaboration during the US-Iran Hostage Crisis

We caught up with Professor David Banks to learn more about the behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to resolve the US-Iran hostage crisis of 1979.
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Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.

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A World War II Battle Holds Key Lessons for Modern Warfare

A defender that can hold out while inflicting greater losses on its attacker can wear down an adversary – reducing the threat of additional attacks.
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Books stacked with international flags.

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Geographic and Gender Bias in Undergraduate IR Teaching

SIS professor Sarah Knight's recent research explores geographic and gender bias in undergraduate international relations teaching.
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