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July 2, 2015

Dear Media: ISIS Is Neither Winning nor Losing Despite the Sinai Attack and Others It Claims

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TEL AVIV -- As we reach the one-year anniversary since the announcement of ISIS, much of the commentary has been far too ephemeral, taking whatever comes out immediately in the news as indicative of long-term trends. ISIS is neither winning nor losing: rather, like any long war, there is much ebb and flow.

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Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences In Mob Killing

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Dozens Dead After Ferry Capsizes In Philippines

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DOJ Announces $18.7 Billion Settlement With BP Over Gulf Spill

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Obama Administration Spars With Congress On Iran Sanctions

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Pope Francis Prepares For Grueling Trip To Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

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2 French Soldiers Arrested Over Child Sex Abuse Allegations In Africa

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What We Can Learn About Greece From The NSA's Merkel Phone Tap

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Italy's PM: We Didn't Reform Pensions In Italy So Greece Wouldn't Have To

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Riots Hit The Netherlands After Caribbean Man Dies In Police Custody

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ISIS Threatens To Topple Hamas In Gaza

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Greek PM: We Might Accept Modified Bailout Deal

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Insists Sunday Referendum Is Not A Vote On The Euro

U.S. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Blasts Greece's Creditors

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Muslim Brotherhood Calls For Rebellion In Egypt After Cairo Killings

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U.S., Cuba Announce Embassy Openings

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Russia Halts Gas Supply To Ukraine Amid Pricing Dispute

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China Says Retired Officials Can Be Punished For Pollution

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Is ISIS More Or Less Powerful Than A Year Ago?

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Obama, Rouhani Trade Warnings Over Nuclear Talks

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This Is The Sad State Of Greece's Economy, And Now It May Get Worse

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Heartwrenching Pictures Of The Devastation In Nepal

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yes, The Pope Can Comment On Climate Change

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This Timeline Shows The Lightning Rise Of ISIS

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