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To Weaken ISIS in Syria & Iraq, Exploit Its Declining Economic Legitimacy as a State

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

The lofty expectations set by ISIS are not being met and some reports suggest citizens feel the situation now is worse than previous years of "international sanctions, poverty and injustice". This is eroding the economic legitimacy of ISIS as a governing state.

A Blueprint for Local Police Reform to Improve Legitimacy

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 02.21.2015 | Crime
Tara Lai Quinlan

While we certainly don't have all the answers, it's time to start talking about and funding constructive ways to reform policing to quell anger by improving legitimacy and community relations.

The Litmus Test for Leadership

Derek Lampert | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

The best advice in the world is useless if it's not "practically actionable." Meaning that if it's too difficult or lengthy to remember and implement, regardless of how incredible it is, it will quickly become "some good points" that we do very little with.

The Sky Is Not Falling

Scott M. Weber | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

The Islamic State's rapid gains on the battlefield and televised beheadings, images of world powers on the point of military confrontation in Ukraine,...

Self-Determination, Redux?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

The West could have held the upper moral hand in the Crimean crisis, but chose not to.

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.

Who Needs a Greek Government?

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greeks must decide to stay or go. Perhaps that is why it failed to come before the people. Perhaps that is why, when on May 6 the election was played out in a way that minimized the literal and more important question -- "Do you want to adopt the new agreement?" -- it failed again.

Frog 6 Guidance for 2010-2020

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

From Virtual Secretary of Defense Purpose The purpose of this memorandum is to establish priorities for my strategic objectives through 2012 and p...

Netanyahu's Freeze Scam

Henry Siegman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henry Siegman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the formal White House launching of the resumed Middle East peace talks on September 2nd were the clearest indication yet of his lack of seriousness.

Is Israel's Legitimacy Under Challenge?

Henry Siegman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henry Siegman

The claim that Israel is the incarnation and defender of Jewish values is contradicted by its treatment of an Arab population that has now lived for over two generations under Israel's military subjugation.

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

A timetable for withdrawal is a good thing. Ignore the partisan myth-making and keep pressuring your representatives to hold Obama accountable and bring this war to an end.

Afghans Have to Want to Help Themselves

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

Success in Afghanistan can only be achieved if their leaders want it themselves; there is very little Washington can do to compel them to undertake policies that we deem favorable.

5 Telltale Dreams About Adulthood

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Not only are my dreams hopelessly plot-driven and transparent, they are also recurrent. There are four or five dreams that I must have at least once a month, and every time, I wake up bathed in sweat.

5 Ways To Feel More Legitimate As A Writer

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Feeling legitimate can be a tricky thing in the work world, especially for writers, freelancers, and - in many professions - women.

Getting our Game Back: The First Hundred Days

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

If we kill people, we lose the war. The most significant achievement of the Obama Administration thus far is a consistent and systematic understanding that security as we know it has fundamentally changed.

Hillary Was Right to Downplay Human Rights in China

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

International legitimacy depends on consistency. The less we sound like we preach human rights only when it's to our advantage (and we're not prepared to back it up) the better.