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Which Boots on the Ground Can We Trust?

"I do think boots on the ground are necessary to achieve the mission... but the face of the boots on the ground ought to be a Muslim face from the region," says Jane Harman in this interview on Morning Joe.
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White House Unveils New Russia Sanctions

"I think what he feels is that this is a way for him to boost his domestic economy. He really feels that he can go it alone," says Jill Dougherty about Vladimir Putin's reaction to new western sanctions against Russia.
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Obama to Make Case for Military Action Against ISIS

"The reality is this: the fight against ISIS is going to be ongoing when Barak Obama leaves the White House. There is no Hollywood ending to this thing. It's not going to be quick, easy or cheap," says Aaron David Miller in this interview.
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Why NATO Needs Turkey in the Fight Against ISIS

"When you look at ISIS, it's in at least two countries - you have it in Iraq and you have it in Syria - and that complicates exactly how you can go against them and deteriorate their ability to carry out terrorist acts. You have to have countries in the region who support this (campaign against ISIS). It can't be a west against this group (ISIS), it has to be other countries and especially countries from that region," says Jill Dougherty.
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U.S. Seeking to Build Coalition to Take on ISIS

"This is a very risk averse president, and a relatively risk averse American population, we are not going to forge the kind of coalition which allows for thousands of boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria" says Aaron David Miller.
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What will happen next in Pakistan?

"The problem here is that no one is willing to back down; the government is not going to resign, the protestors have no budged on their demand that the government needs to resign...the longer this goes, the more concern there is for the economic situation in Pakistan, which was already quite grave before this crisis began." says Michael Kugelman in this interview.
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New Formula for Foreign Aid Provides New Hope for Success

Traditionally, U.S. foreign aid has relied heavily on government funded initiatives. But new models built around public-private partnerships are providing hope for better results. A National Conversation discussion focused on this emerging activity and also included a keynote address from USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah.