The New Cold War

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Why Chinese leaders believe they can stand up to America anywhere, anytime.

Pakistan arrests 2 senior Afghan Taliban – AP

Pakistan has captured two “shadow governors” belonging to Afghanistan’s Taliban movement, an Afghan official said on Thursday. The timing of the reported arrests coincides with the capture of Taliban's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan's Karachi by Pakistani and U.S. agents this month. Mullah Abdul Salam and Mullah Mir Mohammad, respectively the shadow governors […]

Ignoring Christian Oppression in China

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World Evangelical Alliance: it’s “turn the other cheek,” not “turn and look away.”

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Meaning of al Qaeda’s Double Agent – WSJ.com

The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn’t good. America’s systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the […]

The accidental jihadists: 14 terrorists mistakenly kill themselves – CNN.com

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said.The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.Yaqobi said the suspects wanted to attack Afghan police or foreign soldiers. via 14 […]