Well, that didn't take long.
Elina Saxena was a National Security Intern at The Brookings Institution. She is currently a senior at Georgetown University where she majors in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies.
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ISIS claimed responsibility for a three separate car bombs that tore through Baghdad earlier today leaving at least 93 dead.
Petty Officer First Class Charles Keating IV was identified by a family member as the Navy SEAL who was killed during an Islamic State assault in Iraq. Speaking on Keating's death, the White House reaffirmed that U.S. personnel are not engaged in combat activities but stated that U.S.
The BBC reports that up to $800 million dollars of the Islamic State’s cash have been destroyed by U.S. strikes after U.S. forces stepped up their efforts to target the group’s funding. According to General Peter E. Gersten, the deputy commander of the U.S.
The ceasefire in Syria has all but crumbled after government forces assaulted a rebel-held town and left dozens dead. The town of Maarat al-Noaman has been protesting against the al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front for weeks, but the New York Times writes that it “became a scene of carnage, as government warplanes attacked the town’s marketplace, killing dozens of people, according to residents and rescue workers.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Ri
Syria’s cessation of hostilities appears to be on the verge of collapse as government forces launched an attack on rebel positions north of Aleppo. The Washington Post writes that “a surge in fighting across Syria on Thursday signaled the apparen
Syrian peace talks resumed in Geneva today as President Bashar al Assad proceeded with parliamentary elections. The Guardian notes that the “polls are due to remain open until 7pm [in government-held areas] but are unlikely to produce any surprises in the 250-seat assembly or challenge the dominance of the Ba’ath party or loyal independents” in what most observers consider a sham election.