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  1. The IMF Models The Economic Spillover Of An Escalated Conflict In...

    The International Monetary Fund released its latest on Thursday, and as part of the report it imagined what would happen to the world economy if the conflict in Iraq were to escalate and Iraqi oil exports plunged by 50 percent. According to the IMF,...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  2. 2014 MLB postseason -- Army veteran Brian Keaton throws first pit...

    An Army veteran wounded in Iraq made a unique ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the NL Division Series, crawling toward the mound and then lobbing the baseball as if it were a grenade.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2014
  3. Why Counts Of Islamic State Fighters Are So Uncertain

    Islamic State, the extremist group in the Middle East that U.S. President Barack Obama , is adding fighters quickly, according to the CIA. Last week, the Central Intelligence Agency reported that the group's numbers have risen to between 20,000 ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Meet Randa Markos, the Iraqi refugee-turned-UFC fighter

    Michael Huang

    Randa Markos fled Iraq as an child, was imprisoned in Turkey, landed in Canada and works in a pharmacy. And oh yeah, she's a UFC title contender. How the heck did that happen?

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  5. The 42 Countries That Agree On Islamic State And Little Else

    Islamic State, the group of Sunni extremists also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, has operated primarily in the Middle East, but its influence has spread worldwide in a difficult accomplishment: It has united leaders of countries whose residents disagre...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  6. Will Iraq See Its First Peaceful Transition Of Power In 'Mod...

    Last week, a New York Times news roundup the chance for "the first peaceful transition of power in Iraq's modern history" after Nouri al-Maliki's that he would be stepping down as prime minister and transferr...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. Sammy Vasquez Jr. Q&A.: 'I can do it all in the ring'

    Brian Campbell

    After serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army, unbeaten welterweight prospect Sammy Vasquez Jr. is wasting little time climbing the ladder.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  8. Wrestler, Statesman, Hostage Negotiator, Legend: The Life of Anto...

    Mimi Hanaoka

    One of the best ways to appreciate the full glory of Antonio Inoki, the legendary Japanese professional wrestler, WWE Hall of Famer, and three-term member of his country's parliament, is to Google image-search the phrase アント...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick takes American Century Championshi...

    Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick shot a second-round 69 to take the lead after 36 holes and former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, are among several players in contention.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  10. Iraq amputee Chad Pfeifer takes American Century Championship lea...

    Chad Pfeifer, who lost his left leg above the knee serving in Iraq, earned a Stableford total of 24 points to take the first-round lead over a group including former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam on Friday at the American Century Championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  11. Ben Kotwica leans on military lessons

    John Keim

    The realities of the situation are different -- one is life or death; the other a game -- but the lessons transfer. So Ben Kotwica tapped into what he learned in Iraq when he became a football coach. Kotwica, the Redskins special teams coach, spen...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  12. Republicans Have Regained the Foreign Policy Edge

    The has brought the war-torn country back onto the front pages of Western newspapers. It's the latest in a series of crises and controversies abroad that focus attention on what has become a weak spot for President Obama:...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  13. Cheering LeBron in Jalula

    Hugh Martin

    He looked familiar. Besides his height, close to 6-foot-3, what I noticed about this 14-year-old boy were his splayed feet. When he walked on the basketball court, his feet flared out at wide angles. This made him appear anything but agile....

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  14. Americans Sour on Obama's Foreign Policy

    For much of the Obama administration, the American people viewed foreign policy as one of the president's strengths. Obama , foreign relations, and that killed Osama bin Laden. suggest Obama's foreign p...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  15. Ten Asian stars who could transfer to Europe

    John Duerden

    World Cup or no World Cup, football never stops. Plenty of players from Asia (some Brazil-bound) could find themselves in Europe by the time the new season kicks off in August. Here are just 10: Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan and South Korea) The giant S...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  16. World Cup History: 1986

    John Brewin and Martin Williamson

    History

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014